from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Impossible to limit or circumscribe; limitless. See Synonyms at infinite.
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- adj. Impervious to limitation, without limit.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Incapable of being limited or bounded; immeasurable; limitless; boundless.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Incapable of being limited or bounded; having no determinate limits.
- Synonyms Boundless, limitless, unlimited, unbounded, immeasurable, infinite, immense, vast.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. without limits in extent or size or quantity
Perhaps the idea of illimitable extent is better conveyed by the lithographic sketch, No. 8, in which the level, not being interrupted by the intersection of a mountain ridge, as in the former, vanishes in distance.
It commands a view of mingled woodland and rolling plain, diversified by river and lake, extending to a horizon so faint and far away as to suggest the idea of illimitable space.
Hell, I never use the words "illimitable," or "gibbering," but I bet both are to be found many times in
Exterminable seems to be used here in the sense of 'illimitable' (N. E.
There ought to be a CAPACITY to provide for future contingencies as they may happen; and as these are illimitable in their nature, it is impossible safely to limit that capacity.
Edmund Burke, in his treatise A Philosophical Enquiry Into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful (1756), described the sublime as an evocation of anxiety in the face of nature, an exhilarating but fraught recognition of its illimitable power over humankind.
I'm not strong on religion like Chauncey Delarouse there, but I have some primitive ideas; and my concept of hell is an illimitable coconut plantation, stocked with cases of square-face and populated by ship-wrecked mariners.
After some (perhaps overdue) self-reflection, I am reminded of something President Thomas Jefferson said to Thomas Cooper on the occasion of the founding of the University of Virginia: This institution will be based on the illimitable freedom of the human mind.
The Mediterranean and the Euxine were illimitable stretches of ocean waste over which years could be spent in endless wandering.
He was like a "swift – fleeting meteor" streaking across the horizon for one brief period of illimitable time.
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