illimitable

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj illimitable without limits in extent or size or quantity "limitless vastness of our solar system"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Illimitable Incapable of being limited or bounded; immeasurable; limitless; boundless; as, illimitable space. "The wild, the irregular, the illimitable , and the luxuriant, have their appropriate force of beauty."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • illimitable Incapable of being limited or bounded; having no determinate limits.
    • illimitable Synonyms Boundless, limitless, unlimited, unbounded, immeasurable, infinite, immense, vast.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Illimitable il-lim′it-a-bl that cannot be bounded: infinite
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. il-, not + limitable,: cf. F. illimitable,

Usage

In literature:

The plain seemed cold and desolate and illimitable.
"A Spoil of Office" by Hamlin Garland
The mere pleasure of beholding her supremely happy was for him a source of whole-souled bliss, illimitable and ineffable.
"The Loyalist" by James Francis Barrett
The illimitable possibilities of that enormous mass of castellated rocks towering above me both quelled and fascinated me.
"Werwolves" by Elliott O'Donnell
They are swept into illimitable abysses.
"The Masque of the Elements" by Herman Scheffauer
So it is with the illimitable grace of God.
"Sanctification" by J. W. Byers
Then on and on, through space illimitable, but always nearer the infinite.
"Saronia" by Richard Short
There the plains stretched away to the horizon in illimitable extent.
"The Dodge Club" by James De Mille
She seemed to be dazed by the illimitable spaces and was blinking from the sunshine.
"Penny of Top Hill Trail" by Belle Kanaris Maniates
But the bounties of the sultan are without end, as the mercy of Allah is illimitable!
"Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf" by George W. M. Reynolds
There is always order, but there is scope illimitable for Nature's workings.
"The Heart of Nature" by Francis Younghusband
But how should I hope to grasp that which struck me as illimitable?
"The Wagnerian Romances" by Gertrude Hall
And so the "eternal Power" of God is "clearly seen" in the mighty orbs which float in the illimitable space.
"Christianity and Greek Philosophy" by Benjamin Franklin Cocker
I looked at some of his work, and I found in it potentialities of illimitable promise.
"Child and Country" by Will Levington Comfort
The illimitable range of this alphabet, however, is not half disclosed when this has been said.
"If, Yes and Perhaps" by Edward Everett Hale
Leaving Clinton we entered upon a lonely region, a waste of wooded ridges breaking illimitably upon the sky.
"The Trail of the Goldseekers" by Hamlin Garland
She looked around the illimitable spaces that stretched away on all sides.
"Tharon of Lost Valley" by Vingie E. Roe
Above stretched the illimitable blue of heaven, steely cold, like the frozen earth, and spangled with glittering stars.
"Treasure Valley" by Marian Keith
I am illimitable Power!...
"A Nest of Spies" by Pierre Souvestre
Naked rocks and barren soil stretched illimitably to the far horizon in a vast monotony of utter desolation.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1931" by Various
And Darkness and Decay and the Red Death held illimitable dominion over all.
"A Manual of the Art of Fiction" by Clayton Hamilton
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In poetry:

The illimitable hollow, sad,
Blue space of heaven august,
Stooping in awful sympathy
Over this ail of dust.
"Immortal Eve - IV" by Manmohan Ghose
Beneath the vast illimitable spaces
Where God has set His jewels in array,
A man may pitch his tent in desert places
Yet know that heaven is not so far away.
"In Solitude" by Virna Sheard
Soon, all too soon, the spindrift and the spume,
The legions of the surge that fleetly form;
The gray, illimitable wastes of gloom--
The thunderous caves of storm!
"Autumn" by Clinton Scollard
When the Creator had laid out the deeps,
The great illimitable fields of sad-eyed space,
A weighty bag upon His neck He threw,
Whence issued sound confused of huddled stars;
"The Legend Of The Earth" by Sarah Anne Curzon
A land untamed, whose myriad isles
Are set in branching lakes that vein
Illimitable silent woods,
Voiceful in Fall, when their defiles,
Rich with the birch's golden rain,
See winging past the wildfowl broods.
"The Mystic Isle Of The "Land Of The North Wind"" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
If in that moment we are all we are
We live enough. Let this for all requite.
Do I not know, some winged things from far
Are borne along illimitable night
To dance their lives out in a single flight
Between the moonrise and the setting star?
"The Mortal Lease" by Edith Wharton