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  • adj. Not able to be passed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Impassable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not admitting passage; impassable.
  • Not current; not received in common payments; uncurrent: as, unpassable notes or coins.

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

  • adj. incapable of being passed


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  • I walked around, passing him within maybe six inches because of the unpassable cacti and underbrush on both sides of the trail.

    When in the Desert, Don’t Forget Water…or to Look Down « Looking for Roots

  • In fact, he was one of Satan's minions, disguised as a bumbling idiot, tempting me with the sweet nectar of life in the form of an unpassable deal.

    One Cent Baby

  • New Yorkers endured a crippled transit system, completely overwhelmed emergency responders and unpassable roadways yesterday after one of the city's worst blizzards ever dumped a staggering 20 inches of snow.

    Blizzards and political fortunes

  • They set fire to bramble, seedlings, and fallen twigs, lest this underbrush “overgrow the Country, making it unpassable,” in the words of a contemporary traveler, William Wood.

    The King's Best Highway

  • But there is a greater danger that an unstoppable chain reaction will begin: the rubbish will crash into other pieces of rubbish, causing it to shatter into smaller chunks that will then crash into each other -- and on, and on, until the earth is circled by a haze of unpassable metal debris that remains there for millennia.

    Johann Hari: The Strange Problem of Space Junk - And How It Threatens Our Way of Life

  • Beyond the well and passionately argued opinions on both sides, though, there are two facts which are undeniable: for better or worse, this bill passing the Senate keeps the process moving forward; and, for better or worse, the Senate bill is simply unpassable in the House.

    Mike Lux: Simple Facts

  • Fourth, should the Senate move to proceed to the bill, we need to insure that a “gatekeeper” amendment is put in place to keep Reid from floor negotiations to make an unpassable bill passable.

    Hammond: Where we are on ObamaCare - Dan_Perrin’s blog - RedState

  • Like a lot of forces we generated a serial for adverse weather conditions, you know the sort of thing, council critters required, roads unpassable etc.

    Tough On Snow, Tough On The Throwers Of Snow! « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • In my neighborhood, literally, neighbors are putting slow down for kids signs and telling people these roads are completely unpassable, do not come in this neighborhood.

    CNN Transcript Sep 21, 2009

  • And basically now if you don't leave at a certain point, it becomes unpassable for either firefighters getting in or residents leaving.

    CNN Transcript Aug 31, 2009


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