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numberless

[nuhm-ber-lis] /ˈnʌm bər lɪs/
adjective
1.
innumerable; countless; myriad.
2.
without a number.
Origin of numberless
1565-1575
First recorded in 1565-75; number + -less
Synonyms
1. uncounted, untold; numerous.
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  • Under foot the soil was springy with the mould of numberless autumns.

    The Forest Stewart Edward White
  • numberless women have withered in this unprofitable service to chastity.

    The Truth About Woman C. Gasquoine Hartley
  • But what numberless causes tend to destroy these rare beings!

    The Republic Plato
  • And what numberless and powerful causes tend to destroy these rare natures!

    The Republic Plato
  • I have heard that given as a reason for numberless inflictions.

    Barrington Charles James Lever
  • To Brand they seemed as numberless as the pebbles on the seashore.

    The Traitors

    E. Phillips (Edward Phillips) Oppenheim
  • numberless possible contingencies were suggested to his legal acumen.

    Oswald Langdon Carson Jay Lee
  • It is this peculiarity which has proved fatal to the animals in numberless instances.

    Two Boys in Wyoming Edward S. Ellis
  • Still he had not room enough for his numberless art-treasures.

    Art in England

    Dutton Cook
British Dictionary definitions for numberless

numberless

/ˈnʌmbəlɪs/
adjective
1.
too many to be counted; countless
2.
not containing or consisting of numbers
Derived Forms
numberlessly, adverb
numberlessness, noun
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