from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Being or seeming to be without an end or limit; boundless.

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  • adj. Not ending; having no end.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not ending; having no end.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. continuing forever or indefinitely


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  • I'll admit I was thinking earlier that being stuck in unending, unbearable summer must be just as bad as the same for winter (and probably worse for me, as I cannot manage heat at all), but ... still.

    skittledog: January

  • The resurgence of ethnic or sectarian conflicts; the growth of secessionist movements, insurgencies, and failed states – all these things have increasingly trapped civilians in unending chaos.

    Barack H. Obama - Nobel Lecture

  • My long-ago mothers left the trees and caves, exposing their small, fleshy bodies to savannah risk, building houses of clay and straw, planting grain, inventing grammar and nouns in unending torrents, and I feel like I owe it to them to keep on truckin ', evolutionarily-wise.


  • Quebec sovereigntists will go on in unending maudlin terms about this betrayal.

    i'm just saying

  • Shaggy gray-beards, sixty feet from trough to crest, leapt out of the windward murky gray, and in unending procession rushed upon the

    Chapter 34

  • A good average pile, by the time it was delivered on the ground, cost a twenty-dollar gold piece, and these piles were used in unending thousands.

    Chapter XX

  • Our relationship, if you can call an unending cycle of ecstasy, pain, breakup, and reunion a relationship, accomplished the same thing the shuttle-bus conversation did: it was a form of simultaneous action and rehearsal.

    Shaking the Family Tree

  • Soon after purchase something had gone wrong with the management of the claim; there had been a lawsuit, followed by calls unending and never a dividend.

    Australia Felix

  • It is the imagination and not the reason that is overwhelmed by the idea of unending space and time.

    Education and the Higher Life

  • The flow of heat energy from a star must be essentially continuous, always in one direction from hotter bodies to colder bodies, or into so-called unending and heatless space.

    Popular Science Monthly Oct, Nov, Dec, 1915 — Volume 86


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