finitude finitude

Definition(s):

  • (n) the quality of being finite

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • Such dogmatism radically contradicts the Christian doctrine of human finitude and the Christian exhortation to humility.

Quotes

  1. Armstrong writes that Pseudo-Dionysius understood "the inherent finitude of language," and ends her book with the suggestion that "it is perhaps time to return to a theology that asserts less and is more open to silence and unknowing."
    on Oct 18, 2009 By: Karen Armstrong Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. At the same time, "there's no doubt a writer, probably without knowing it, writes about the same things all his life," Wright agrees. "I think I have, for example, been obsessed with time, with the finitude of life : [with] a sense of the...
    on Oct 7, 2007 By: Richard Wright Source: Globe and Mail

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