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countless

[kount-lis] /ˈkaʊnt lɪs/
adjective
1.
too numerous to count; innumerable:
the countless stars.
Origin of countless
1580-1590
First recorded in 1580-90; count1 + -less
Related forms
countlessly, adverb
Synonyms
numberless, endless, myriad, unlimited.
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  • But for her consolation were the matters of food and dress, and of countless junketings.

    Within the Law Marvin Dana
  • She hailed the happy thought and invested in countless yards of gauze.

  • Notwithstanding the opinions of countless flies, it was not an attractive place.

    Johnny Bear E. T. Seton
  • His works, countless in number, are the record of his knowledge.

  • His "countless myriads of living units" are all well enough in their way.

    Life: Its True Genesis R. W. Wright
British Dictionary definitions for countless

countless

/ˈkaʊntlɪs/
adjective
1.
innumerable; myriad
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Word Origin and History for countless
adj.

"numberless, uncountable," 1580s, from count (v.) + -less.

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