Part of speech: noun

Length of life.

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Usage examples "longevity":

  1. There ought to be in a healthful ambition the stubborn stuff of persevering longevity; it must live on, and hope for the day which comes slow or fast, to all whose labours deserve the goal." - "Ernest Maltravers, Complete", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
  2. Say what you will, there is no dash about longevity, or very little. - "The Mayor of Troy", Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch.
  3. Dr. Brende's secret of longevity was the crux of all this turmoil- the lever by which Tarrano was raising himself. - "Tarrano the Conqueror", Raymond King Cummings.