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returnless (not comparable)
- from (or due to) which one will not, or cannot, return (of a journey, destination, situation, distance, etc.)
- 1845, Mrs. F. Beavan, Sketches And Tales Illustrative Of Life In The Backwoods Of New Brunswick:
- Seventeen years had rolled on their returnless flight since that night of withering sorrow.
- 1857, S. H. Hammond, Wild Northern Scenes:
- They would do an immensity of labor on their returnless journey to the ocean.
- 1872, William Still, The Underground Railroad:
- You must hear the judge's decision, remorselessly giving up the woman with her children born and unborn, into the hands of their claimants--by them to be carried to the slave prison, and thence to be sold to a returnless distance from the remaining but scattered fragments of her once happy family.
- (of something that is gone) which will not return
- 1895, Mary Baker Eddy, Pulpit and Press:
- Pass on, returnless year!