Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Unable to be reached; inaccessible.

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  • adjective Unable to be reached; impossible to attain.
  • noun A person or thing that cannot be reached.

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  • adjective inaccessibly located or situated

Etymologies

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From un- + reach + -able.

Examples

  • And I thought that the house, a supposed place of nurturing, of family and fellowship, was so far away, symbolically unreachable from the woman’s emotional point of view.

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  • Being unreachable is a conscious choice that T and I have made: we could have cell phones, but we don’t.

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  • Being unreachable is a conscious choice that T and I have made: we could have cell phones, but we don’t.

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  • “Reach the unreachable is our basic motto where we want to reach the rural village and take technology and internet within the reach of every Nepali,” added Aryal.

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  • The Purchase, N.Y., beverage giant and partner Waste Management Inc. are in search of the green movement's elusive prey, the so-called unreachable bottle tossed away by people on the go.

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  • “Reach the unreachable is our basic motto where we want to reach the rural village and take technology and internet within the reach of every Nepali,” added Aryal.

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  • They set in when a goal is identified as unreachable and lead to a decline in motivation.

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  • So perhaps all these layers of varnish that are "unreachable" below the glazes, could explain some of the color changes?

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  • The one who sits with you night after night, listening to your tired rants until they simply end up walking around you as you morph from 'unreachable' to 'not there'.

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  • As you can predict, rapidly rising coal prices made the coal that was "unreachable" due to mine flooding so valuable that someone invented a pumping system, that ingeniously ran on coal.

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