Meaning of illimitable in English:


Pronunciation /ɪˈlɪmɪtəb(ə)l/

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  • Without limits or an end.

    ‘the illimitable human capacity for evil’
    • ‘In this sense, the Web preserves the main value of the fairy tale, that is, its illimitable capacity of homemaking.’
    • ‘‘This institution,’ he wrote, ‘will be based on the illimitable freedom of the human mind.’’
    • ‘In the second place, the weight of tradition both before and after Boethius strongly favors interpreting illimitable life as involving infinite duration, beginningless as well as endless.’
    • ‘It has been performed by Young approximately 370 times, though it is unlikely that it has ever felt more crucial, purposeful, or illimitable as it did the 371st time - last Tuesday, just before midnight, in a hockey arena in St. Paul.’
    • ‘I have an illimitable ability to do anything other than the work at hand.’
    • ‘Star Trek didn't just offer the illimitable joys of William Shatner tumbling out of his chair every time the camera shook, or yet another sermon from the pen of Gene Roddenberry about how organized religion is a childish superstition.’
    • ‘But instead, like a slender young woman, the island will enlarge as it ages, expanded by illimitable multitudes of tiny organisms beneath the water's surface, carrying on their lives, and dying.’
    • ‘We are harnessing the giant electricity and his powers of endurance, resource and adaptability, seen at present illimitable.’
    • ‘The narrator claims that restraint is an all-or-nothing proposition for her: once she has forsaken that ‘simple rule of renunciation,’ she is under the sway of ‘the seductive guidance of illimitable wants’.’
    • ‘With no one to keep the burning braziers lit, these, too, burn out soon after, and the entire palace grows dark, cold, and empty of any movement except for the Red Death that ‘held illimitable dominion over all.’’
    • ‘These contributions were multiple: gold which raised the level of Spanish life, new agricultural products which brought health and pleasure, and a spacious new territory opened to all men like an illimitable promise.’
    • ‘Wonder as poesis is nothing other than the condition of longing prompted by an illimitable gaze which, to its own terror, registers everything, desires to name it, and will never succeed completely in doing so.’
    • ‘The occupation is often full of interest; and he who attempts it for the first time is astonished by the apparently illimitable distance and incoherence between the starting-point and the goal.’
    • ‘Black is the ultimate exterior, the ultimate void, the ultimate space, space that is illimitable and beyond recognition.’
    • ‘As Christian believers we face all the challenges of this life in Christ, that is, as joined to him and his illimitable resources.’
    • ‘What more can we ask for in a world of pollution, violence, and seemingly illimitable greed and carelessness?’
    • ‘On the other hand, because of its nature as an abyss, it's an illimitable source for the plagiarist.’
    • ‘Because God is illimitable, no historical reality can manifest the full richness of God.’
    • ‘What the English call comfort is something inexhaustible and illimitable.’
    • ‘If war is analysed as a phenomenon in isolation, a logic of illimitable force might indeed seem to be suggested.’
    limitless, unlimited, without limits, unbounded
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