Wideand undetermined prospects areas pleasing tothe fancy, as the
speculations of eternity or **infinitude** are to the understanding.

— 1712 In The Spectator, no.412, 23 Jun.

Euclid … manages to obtain a rigorous proof without ever dealing with infinity, by reducing the problem [of the **infinitude** of primes] to the study of finite numbers. This is exactly what contemporary mathematical analysis does.

— 2.4, "Discrete Mathematics and the Notion of Infinity", p. 45

The immense laughter of Bruno when he understood that Copernicus had inverted the universe what was it but joy in the confirmation of his knowledge that Mind, in the center of all, contains within it all that it is the center of? ... the Universe exploded into **infinitude**, a circle of which Mind, the center, was everywhere and the circumference nowhere. The trick-mirror of finitude was smashed, Bruno laughed, the starry realms were a jewelled bracelet in the hand.

— Bk. 3, Ch. 4

To avoid any assertion about the **infinitude** of the straight line, Euclid says a line segment (he uses the word "line" in this sense) can be extended as far as necessary. Unwillingness to involve the infinitely large is seen also in Euclid's statement of the parallel axiom. Instead of considering two lines that extend to infinity and giving a direct condition or assumption under which parallel lines might exist, his parallel axiom gives a condition under which two lines will meet at some finite point.

— Morris Kline,

Confusion heard his voice, and wild uproar Stood ruled, stood vast **infinitude** confined; Till at his second bidding darkness fled, Light shone, and order from disorder sprung.

— John Milton,

The Buddhists maintain that there is no Creator but an **infinitude** of creative powers, which collectively form the one eternal substance, the essence of which is inscrutable hence not a subject for speculation for any true philosopher.

— Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, in