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

  • adj. Difficult or impossible to preclude or stop: "This movement toward freedom is natural and unstoppable and good” ( Pauline Kael).

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  • adj. Unable to be stopped.

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

  • adj. not capable of being stopped


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  • The Magic proved unstoppable from the perimeter in part because Dwight Howard was so dominant inside.

  • Aldridge was almost unstoppable from the beginning, hitting his first seven shots and finishing the first quarter with 14 points and five rebounds to give Portland a 32-24 lead.

  • “The only reason runaway global warming seems unstoppable is that we have not yet tried to stop it,” he writes.

    Letters to the Editor

  • (AP) - Scratch unstoppable from the ways to describe Steve Slaton, Pat White and West Virginia's running game. - College Football - South Florida vs. West Virginia

  • The only reason runaway global warming seems unstoppable is that we have not yet tried to stop it.

    Some Convenient Truths

  • He would be, I don't want to use the word unstoppable but he would be formidable.

    CNN Transcript Jan 4, 2008

  • Malone was unstoppable from the start as he scored 14 points on

    National Basketball Association - Sonics vs. Jazz

  • The human spirit, no matter how misguided, in unstoppable.

    Cheney: Obama pretending we are not at war

  • But once the war became unstoppable, which is to say when Saddam refused the Bush ultimatum for Saddam and his sons to leave Iraq within 72 hours, our publishers, television executives in New York pretty unanimously agreed that it was too dangerous to stay.

    CNN Transcript Mar 21, 2008

  • Romney's campaign had been hoping for a decisive victory in Iowa that would give him something called unstoppable momentum, which we have never in the history of this country seen in presidential politics, but nonetheless it's much discussed.

    CNN Transcript Jan 4, 2008


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