Definitions

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  • adv. To an extent or in a way that cannot be, or could not have been, imagined

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an unimaginable manner; inconceivably.

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

  • adv. to an unimaginable extent

Etymologies

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From unimaginable +‎ -ly.

Examples

  • If we "assume the Big Bang" as if it were something that happened outside the bounds of reality, then we have a universe that, magically, begins fully wound-up, comprised of potential energy in unimaginably super-concentrated form.

    Bill Shireman: What I Learned from My Dead Grandfather

  • Blessings on this woman because she epitomizes courage under fire in unimaginably difficult circumstances.

    Elizabeth Edwards: I expect a paternity test on Hunter's child

  • The semantic web would greatly stimulate the analysis of large scientific datasets, for example -- searching for patterns in unimaginably huge swathes of information, such as a microarray or a genome, in the attempt to wrest from all that clever biology something meaningful to our meagre human brains.

    September 2007

  • This story reminds me what a loss Dr. Tiller’s life is for the United States, because of the extraordinary service that he provided for women and families in unimaginably difficult situations.

    What Happened When an Anti-Choice Catholic Woman Needed An Abortion « Planning the Day

  • As soft as a sponge cake being carried to a Save-the-Arts rally at a sustainable farmer's market in northern Vermont by a liberal pacifist vegan who forgot to take his Viagra -- in other words, unimaginably, ridiculously soft.

    Martin Marks: In Soft Water

  • The result sets the stage for what a Sept. 25 report from Shawn Hackett of Hackett Financial Advisors described as an "unimaginably tight U.S. supply market in the back half of 2012."

  • Use them in some kind of unimaginably barbaric conceptual art?

    Dirge

  • Before long Nick and Lori are coming to terms with the kind of unimaginably grim reality that would never even have occurred to them had they chosen to honeymoon in -- for instance --

    PegasusNews.com stories

  • It will help you understand, if you do not already, how cramming sentient beings for their lifetime into extremely filthy, unimaginably crowded quarters, forcing them into cannibalism and removing them from all natural exposure, makes them unable to survive except by injecting them continuously with antibiotics and other chemicals.

    Making Links

  • Richard Ramirez, infamous, convicted serial killer, has a lengthy list of female admirers writing to him, desiring to visit him, some of them proposing marriage to him, while he sits behind bars, unrepentant for his unimaginably horrific crimes.

    Larger Than Lyfe

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