from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Difficult or impossible to extinguish: an inextinguishable flame; an inextinguishable faith.
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- adj. Incapable of being extinguished
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not capable of being extinguished; extinguishable; unquenchable.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not extinguishable; incapable of being extinguished; unquenchable.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. difficult or impossible to extinguish
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We leave that to the lesser creatures, who spend their courtship loudly protesting how unutterable, immeasurable, and inextinguishable is their love, as though, forsooth, each dreaded lest the other deem it a bad bargain.
Here is an irregular row of beacon fires, once all luminous as suns; and with a certain inextinguishable erubescence still, in the abysses of the dead deep Night.
The laughter that followed this sally was of the sort which in poetic phraseology is called inextinguishable; and one of the wedding guests who heard the joke and the laughter, assures this writer that the storm of mirthful applause was chiefly due to the delicacy and sweetness of the intonations by which the speaker's facile voice, with its old and once familiar art, made the audience realize the charms of youth, beauty and innocence -- charms which, so far as the lawyer's wrinkled visage was concerned, were conspicuous by their absence.
As printed in Laing's Knox (ii. 120) the word "inextinguishable," and in the Acts of Parliament (ii. 534; iii. 22) the word "unstancheabill," is used instead of "unquencheable."
"inextinguishable", which had probably been kept alight since the days of Brigid, was put out by order of Henry de Londres, Archbishop of Dublin, who perhaps thought the practice savoured of superstition.
"inextinguishable;" but the wedding was an "occasion," and in the succeeding year of festivity it is presumed that the names of "Debs" and
There were thuds from the cushions, grunts from the man, squeals, yelps and giggles from the girls, and from the totality of the combat inextinguishable laughter and a ripping and tearing of fragile textures.
And you are itching, feeling an inextinguishable sexual desire, its nightmare ink burnt in your head, nameless and without pain, facing the end.
She was inextinguishable—through the darkest moments, she lit my way without fail.
Years later, I understood her need for those lamps, those inextinguishable beacons through the darkest moments of her life.