Definitions

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  • adjective of something which cannot be contained

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Examples

  • In any case, the Roundup can only imagine the kind of uncontainable journalistic glee Lizza must be experiencing by this point.

    Midterm Roundup

  • Giving shape to the "uncontainable" forces of emotion and dream among the grit of actual fact turns out to be Edward Hirsch's most vital ambition.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Clem, the archetypal youngest, is the rebel: uncontainable, iconoclastic, committed to her work but not to the men who fall for her daring nature.

    I See You Everywhere by Julia Glass: Book summary

  • Planners and regulators would dub it uncontainable, a city whose apparent destiny of failure was rooted in its ability to attract endless streams of new residents.

    Down and Delirious in Mexico City

  • It trumps the dire predictions forecasting the uncontainable movement of people emanating from the so-called "population explosion" in the global South, climatic catastrophes and deepening environmental degradation, and growing global income differentials.

    Marcelo M. Suarez-Orozco and Carola Suarez-Orozco: We Are all Norwegians Now

  • The world has moved on since 2008, and most people in Whitehall accept there is no point trying to contain the uncontainable, especially with social network sites such as Twitter and Facebook to contend with.

    Prince Harry in Afghanistan: PR dream or logistical nightmare?

  • Planners and regulators would dub it uncontainable, a city whose apparent destiny of failure was rooted in its ability to attract endless streams of new residents.

    Down and Delirious in Mexico City

  • One is the need to avoid a "hard" default that triggers credit default swaps and potentially uncontainable contagion.

    Prepare for Europe's Lost Weekend

  • Planners and regulators would dub it uncontainable, a city whose apparent destiny of failure was rooted in its ability to attract endless streams of new residents.

    Down and Delirious in Mexico City

  • Bonds of Italy and Spain, which have much larger economies and debts than Greece, have come under strong pressure this month, fueling fears of an uncontainable conflagration.

    German-French Harmony on Greece

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