interminable

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj interminable tiresomely long; seemingly without end "endless debates","an endless conversation","the wait seemed eternal","eternal quarreling","an interminable sermon"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Interminable Without termination; admitting no limit; boundless; endless; wearisomely protracted; as, interminable space or duration; interminable sufferings; an interminable sermon. "That wild interminable waste of waves."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • interminable Without termination; endless; having no limits or limitation; unending; long drawn out: as, interminable space or duration; interminable sufferings.
    • interminable Synonyms Limitless, illimitable.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Interminable in-tėr′min-a-bl without termination or limit: boundless: endless
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. interminabilis,: cf. F. interminable,. See Terminate

Usage

In literature:

The journey had seemed interminable.
"The Safety Curtain, and Other Stories" by Ethel M. Dell
This siege seemed interminable.
"The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood" by Arthur Griffiths
We went very very slowly, and waited an interminable time at each station.
"Field Hospital and Flying Column" by Violetta Thurstan
They seem at times interminable.
"A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Three" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
She was an interminable time coming on, but as she neared us I was surprised at her dashing speed.
"Romance" by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
This last part of the walk seemed interminable.
"Round About the Carpathians" by Andrew F. Crosse
The last hour seemed an interminable penance.
"The Luckiest Girl in the School" by Angela Brazil
To begin with, the delays before quarters were settled upon were interminable.
""Contemptible"" by "Casualty"
We tramped corridors, which seemed to be interminable, and at last came to a ponderous iron gate.
"Sixteen Months in Four German Prisons" by Henry Charles Mahoney
The hours dragged interminably.
"The Lighted Match" by Charles Neville Buck
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In poetry:

Long nights argued away
In meeting halls
Back of interminable stairways - In Roumanian wine-shops
And little Russian tea-rooms…
"The Ghetto" by Lola Ridge
A crown of life, bestud with stars,
The trophies of his conquest here
Midst earth's interminable wars,
Where all the foes to life appear.
"Tribute To Rev. William Paul Quinn" by James Madison Bell
Till space runs out at the bottom of the page
And another pair of lovers, forever young,
Prepotent, endlessly receptive, renews
The daylong, nightlong, interminable grind.
"Reading Pornography in Old Age" by Howard Nemerov
Thus departed Hiawatha
To the land of the Dacotahs,
To the land of handsome women;
Striding over moor and meadow,
Through interminable forests,
Through uninterrupted silence.
"The Song of Hiawatha X: Hiawatha's Wooing" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Each time my heart is broken it makes me feel more adventurous
(and how the same names keep recurring on that interminable
list!), but one of these days there'll be nothing left with
which to venture forth.
"Meditations In An Emergency" by Frank O Hara
Yet behind all, lowering, stealing—lo, a Shape,
Vague as the night, draped interminably, head, front and form, in
scarlet folds,
Whose face and eyes none may see,
Out of its robes only this—the red robes, lifted by the arm,
"Europe, The 72d And 73d Years Of These States" by Walt Whitman

In news:

You've spent an especially interminable day at the office.
Long and winding road of leaks, bluster, stonewalling, threats, interminable blah blah blah in the press.
Today marks the end of the interminable presidential race between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama.
Alfonso Cuarón's Happily Interminable Birthday.
Interminable ER night as seen by terminal optimist.
The moment I'd waited 15 interminable years for was at hand.
Interminable lines snaking through airports.
For thousands of Yuba-Sutter voters, the seemingly interminable election of 2012 is already over.
Conventions are the seventh-inning stretch of presidential politics, a pause to consider the interminable prelude and the coming climax.
Sometimes it's supposed to feel interminable.
As I've been saying here interminably the move of manufacturing back to the US just isn't going to lead to any great expansion in the labour force used in manufacturing in the US.
I found the fight scenes super-tedious, especially that interminable sequence with the rock giants.
After an interminable wait for football, we'd be happy for any game to watch right now.
There was the pomp and circumstance, the corny music, the interminable length – and, of course, the gowns.
For those seeking refuge from an interminable game of Marco Polo, these four pool houses provide an artful escape.
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In science:

This exercise can be interminable, and yields little insight into essential properties of networks.
The Workshop on Internet Topology (WIT) Report
In development shops with well defined processes sometimes the steps required to produce software can stretch out interminably.
Applying Software Defect Estimations: Using a Risk Matrix for Tuning Test Effort
For even larger MH these metastable vacua get replaced by a negative slope of the potential which interminably decreases to zero at large t (at least within the perturbation theory range of the model), see Fig. 6.
Asymptotic freedom in inflationary cosmology with a non-minimally coupled Higgs field
For even larger MH these metastable vacua get replaced by a negative slope of the potential which interminably decreases to zero at large t (at least within the perturbation theory range of the model), see Fig. 1.
Tunneling cosmological state revisited: Origin of inflation with a non-minimally coupled Standard Model Higgs inflaton
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