from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Impossible to surmount; insuperable: insurmountable difficulties.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Incapable of being passed over, surmounted, or overcome; insuperable; as, insurmountable difficulty or obstacle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Incapable of being passed over, surmounted, or overcome; insuperable.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not surmountable; incapable of being surmounted, passed over, or overcome.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. impossible to surmount
- adj. not capable of being surmounted or overcome
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Dean Knowles, the most senior dean in the country, said the cathedral clergy had been put "under a great deal of strain" as they faced what he described as "insurmountable issues" and that his position had become "untenable".
What would be the point of the remaining contests if Obama's lead after Tuesday in insurmountable?
We were inclosed by a natural wall, rising steep on every side to a height which produced the idea of insurmountable confinement.
But it was in implementing privatization, against odds that could only be called insurmountable, that
But it was in implementing privatization, against odds that could only be called insurmountable, that he was to truly hone his skills.
Investors are interpreting the insouciance -- with Sarkozy saying that losing the AAA rating isn't "insurmountable" -- to mean that France has accepted the inevitable.
Of course, as McIntyre himself notes, the last time there was a dust-up like this, it was over Thomas P.M. Barnett's Esquire piece on Admiral William "Fox" Fallon, and that obviously didn't pave the way to some kind of insurmountable firewall between military brass and reporters like Hastings.
To suppose God is bound by time is necessary for your paradox to cause 'insurmountable' issues.
Who would have thought that in an election with more than 2.8 million votes cast that a 225-vote margin would constitute an "insurmountable" lead?
One page cites the explicit concern that he might "drop out of [the] race" as a consequence of his potentially "insurmountable" personal and political vulnerabilities.