We may yearn for them but they are unreachable now, left in a past that seems almost to belong to a distant planet.
Despite repeated attempts, the army was unreachable for comment.
The gods live in a supernatural world and yet they are not unreachable.
The phone is again off and unreachable, meaning investigators cannot trace its location.
It wasn't too long ago that $4 billion was considered an unreachable threshold for the summer.
I was aware of being wounded in some far, unreachable place.
To us, in those years, Europe seemed almost as remote and unreachable as the moon.
Rather one is pushed from behind and drawn from in front to an ever unreachable goal.
Shakespeare here justifies the claim on his behalf to be placed alone and unreachable.
He yearned to drive her endlessly toward that unreachable perimeter of sky.
Old English ræcan, reccan "reach out, stretch out, extend, hold forth," also "succeed in touching, succeed in striking; address, speak to," also "offer, present, give, grant," from West Germanic *raikjan "stretch out the hand" (cf. Old Frisian reka, Middle Dutch reiken, Dutch reiken, Old High German and German reichen), from Proto-Germanic *raikijanau, perhaps from PIE root *reig- "to stretch out" (cf. Sanskrit rjyati "he stretches himself," riag "torture" (by racking); Greek oregein "to reach, extend;" Lithuanian raižius "to stretch oneself;" Old Irish rigim "I stretch").
Shakespeare uses the now-obsolete past tense form raught (Old English ræhte). Meaning "arrive at" is early 14c.; that of "succeed in influencing" is from 1660s. Related: Reached; reaching. Reach-me-down "ready-made" (of clothes) is recorded from 1862, from notion of being on the rack in a finished state.
1520s, from reach (v.); earliest use is of stretches of water. Meaning "extent of reaching" is from 1540s; that of "act of reaching" is from 1560s.
Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp,
Or what's a heaven for?
[Browning, "Andrea del Sarto"]