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- adj. That cannot be quenched; unquenchable.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Incapable of being quenched; inextinguishable.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- That cannot be quenched or repressed; inextinguishable: as, quenchless fire or fury.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. impossible to quench
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On the one hand, we depend on energy corporations to drive the economy, and to slake America's quenchless thirst for cheap, reliable fuel.
I had a chance to talk recently with Dr. Sarah B. Warren, a psychologist and addiction specialist, who believes the calamity in the Gulf of Mexico may be that wake up call we need that pushes us to take the hard steps necessary to overcome our quenchless thirst for oil.
Furthermore, "these [fragments] were destined to a noble lot ... to light another land, the quenchless ray that soon shall gloriously expand"
They circulate in and out of the kitchen with their quenchless thirst and bottomless bellies.
One listening for cries of fear or pleas of mercy would have heard none; men, women or children, they died slashing and clawing, their last gasp a sob of fury, or a snarl of quenchless hatred.
Precaution however was ineffectual, for their thirst was quenchless.
The physiology of taste; or Transcendental gastronomy. Illustrated by anecdotes of distinguished artists and statesmen of both continents by Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin. Translated from the last Paris edition by Fayette Robinson.
All brandishing their162 brands of quenchless fire,
Once more I write with the splendours of the quenchless fires in sight, and the usual world seems twilight and commonplace by the fierce glare of Halemaumau, and the fitful glare of the other and loftier flame, which is burning ten thousand feet higher in lonely
The "fire/And motion of the soul" of the Byronic hero is "quenchless evermore" and "Preys upon high adventure"
About their riding places in our line of march centred two constant swirls of activity or of accident, according as their quenchless mischief found a further expression.