illimitable

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Etymology[edit]

il- +‎ limitable

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  • enPR: ĭlĭm'ĭtəbəl
  • IPA(key): /ɪˈlɪmɪtəbəl/

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illimitable (comparative more illimitable, superlative most illimitable)

  1. Impervious to limitation, without limit.
    • 1909, Jack London, Revolution and Other Essays: The Shrinkage of the Planet
      What a tremendous affair it was, the world of Homer, with its indeterminate boundaries, vast regions, and immeasurable distances. The Mediterranean and the Euxine were illimitable stretches of ocean waste over which years could be spent in endless wandering.
    • 1992, Peter A. Bucky and Allen G. Weakland quoting Albert Einstein, The private Albert Einstein, page 86:
      My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.

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