Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having no shore or coast; of indefinite or unlimited extent.
- adj. Without a shore, or with no shore in sight; boundless.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having no shore or coast; of indefinite or unlimited extent.
- shore + -less (Wiktionary)
“There, he was humble enough to confess to himself, was a chartless, shoreless sea, about which he knew nothing and which he must nevertheless somehow navigate.”
“Or rather, thanks for the wander in the “the shoreless city.””
“Montaigne, and apologists so dangerously rational as Pascal, who gave a rank and consistency to doubt even in showing that its seas were black and shoreless.”
“The thoughts into which our spirit is suddenly plunged are like a shoreless sea, in which we may swim for a moment, but where our love is doomed to drown and die.”
“Every success against the terrorists is a reminder of the shoreless ambitions of this enemy.”
“All the other arts and sciences thus appeared as islands mostly rocky and dangerous islands ... --the deep being a shoreless ocean of arithmetic.”
“The different epochs of geology are like landmarks in that otherwise shoreless sea.”
“I AM the native of a sea-surrounded nook, a cloud-enshadowed land, which, when the surface of the globe, with its shoreless ocean and trackless continents, presents itself to my mind, appears only as an inconsiderable speck in the immense whole; and yet, when balanced in the scale of mental power, far outweighed countries of larger extent and more numerous population.”
“Farewell to the giant powers of man, — to knowledge that could pilot the deep-drawing bark through the opposing waters of shoreless ocean, — to science that directed the silken balloon through the pathless air, — to the power that could put a barrier to mighty waters, and set in motion wheels, and beams, and vast machinery, that could divide rocks of granite or marble, and make the mountains plain!”
“I would build my home on some wave-tossed plank, drifted about on the barren, shoreless ocean.”
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