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- adj. from (or due to) which one will not, or cannot, return (of a journey, destination, situation, distance, etc.)
- adj. which will not return
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Admitting no return.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Without return; admitting no return.
—Another year not only gives an accession to their numbers, but removes, perhaps to a returnless distance, the chance of their recovery.
I know that those who are not familiar with the working of "the peculiar institution," can scarcely imagine any one so totally devoid of all natural affection as to sell his own offspring into returnless bondage.
They have burst the bands of political faith -- They have melted the cement of affection, and driven to a returnless distance, the best and dearest of friends.
You must hear the judge's decision, remorselessly giving up the woman with her children born and unborn, into the hands of their claimants -- by them to be carried to the slave prison, and thence to be sold to a returnless distance from the remaining but scattered fragments of her once happy family.
The Underground Railroad A Record of Facts, Authentic Narratives, Letters, &c., Narrating the Hardships, Hair-Breadth Escapes and Death Struggles of the Slaves in Their Efforts for Freedom, As Related by Themselves and Others, or Witnessed by the Author.
He accompanied it with a present of a bottle of very good champagne, requesting us to drink it (which we _did_, not having the fear of temperance societies or Maine-law liquor bills before our eyes) in honor of his having dropped another year into the returnless past.
On February 18, 1909, I left the _Roosevelt_ on what might be a returnless journey.
It was the head of this family whom H.F. Averill proposed to doom to returnless exile and life-long slavery.
Hearts of kind sympathy and tender pity, did I not drain that cup of bitter woe to its very dregs, when my family were carried off into returnless exile, and I was left a heart-broken, lonely man?
'The storm' with her 'is o'er, and she's at rest;' but the other is launched upon a returnless shore, on a dangerous sea, infamous for its tremendous shipwrecks.
It was the head of this family whom H.F. Averill proposed to doom to returnless exile and lifelong slavery.