illimitable


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il·lim·it·a·ble

 (ĭ-lĭm′ĭ-tə-bəl)
adj.
Impossible to limit or circumscribe; limitless: "an illusion of illimitable power" (Freeman Dyson).

il·lim′it·a·bil′i·ty, il·lim′it·a·ble·ness n.
il·lim′it·a·bly adv.

illimitable

(ɪˈlɪmɪtəbəl)
adj
limitless; boundless
ilˌlimitaˈbility, ilˈlimitableness n
ilˈlimitably adv

il•lim•it•a•ble

(ɪˈlɪm ɪ tə bəl)

adj.
not limitable.
[1590–1600]
il•lim`it•a•bil′i•ty, il•lim′it•a•ble•ness, n.
il•lim′it•a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.illimitable - without limits in extent or size or quantity; "limitless vastness of our solar system"
immeasurable, immensurable, unmeasurable, unmeasured - impossible to measure; "unmeasurable reaches of outer space"

illimitable

adjective
Translations

illimitable

[ɪˈlɪmɪtəbl] ADJilimitado, sin límites

illimitable

adjgrenzenlos, unbegrenzt; the illimitable oceander unendliche Ozean
References in classic literature ?
Her flame quickly burned up that light fuel; and, fed from within, soared after some illimitable satisfaction, some object which would never justify weariness, which would reconcile self-despair with the rapturous consciousness of life beyond self.
It seems as only yesterday--it is in fact fourteen long, long years--that I heard him thus holding forth to his pupils, explaining the marvels of the illimitable void, and rendering clear to my understanding the vast distance that exists between the Being that created all things and the works of his hands.
The chief reason was a sudden, vivid sense of the terrible contrast between something infinitely great and illimitable within him and that limited and material something that he, and even she, was.
If two strangers crossing the Pine Barrens in New York State, or the equally desolate Salisbury Plain in England; if casually encountering each other in such inhospitable wilds, these twain, for the life of them, cannot well avoid a mutual salutation; and stopping for a moment to interchange the news; and, perhaps, sitting down for a while and resting in concert: then, how much more natural that upon the illimitable Pine Barrens and Salisbury Plains of the sea, two whaling vessels descrying each other at the ends of the earth --off lone Fanning's Island, or the far away King's Mills; how much more natural, I say, that under such circumstances these ships should not only interchange hails, but come into still closer, more friendly and sociable contact.
There ought to be a CAPACITY to provide for future contingencies as they may happen; and as these are illimitable in their nature, it is impossible safely to limit that capacity.
Merely that the expanse of stars above us is not more illimitable than my contempt for Miss Lindsay, nor brighter than my hopes of Gertrude.
And Darkness and Decay and the Red Death held illimitable dominion over all.
worm' was a monster of vast size and power--a veritable dragon or serpent, such as legend attributes to vast fens or quags where there was illimitable room for expansion.
Ernestine was a delightful hostess, she loved situations, and her social tact was illimitable.
One can only say with the learned Bevorskius, looking out of his window at the illimitable loves of the sparrows, 'How merciful is Heaven to its creatures
In Paddington all Cornwall is latent and the remoter west; down the inclines of Liverpool Street lie fenlands and the illimitable Broads; Scotland is through the pylons of Euston; Wessex behind the poised chaos of Waterloo.
It was the look wherewith a man, brooding alone over some fearful object, in a dreary forest or illimitable desert, would recognize the familiar aspect of his dearest friend, bringing up all the peaceful ideas that belong to home, and the gentle current of every-day affairs.