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limitless

[lim-it-lis] /ˈlɪm ɪt lɪs/
adjective
1.
without limit; boundless:
limitless ambition; limitless space.
Origin of limitless
1575-1585
First recorded in 1575-85; limit + -less
Related forms
limitlessly, adverb
limitlessness, noun
Synonyms
unbounded, measureless, unending, countless.
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  • Their ambition was limitless; but how brief was their day-dream!

    Aztec Land Maturin M. Ballou
  • The world resembled a limitless flat shadow which was motionless and elusive.

    The Rescue Joseph Conrad
  • He'd show that tall, dark-eyed girl that his fund was limitless.

    The Forbidden Trail Honor Willsie
  • It is only in the light of love that all limits are merged in the limitless.

    My Reminiscences Rabindranath Tagore
  • Opportunity for successful concealment on shipboard is all but limitless.

    Little Miss Grouch Samuel Hopkins Adams
Word Origin and History for limitless
adj.

1580s, from limit (n.) + -less. Related: Limitlessly; limitlessness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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