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  • Too great to calculate.

    ‘a treasure of inestimable value’
    • ‘This crop of voices would contribute inestimable value to the party; to stifle the forces of normal growth that would accrue to the party in such a debate would be foolish.’
    • ‘It was a truly broad and liberal education and as such, it was to be of inestimable benefit to me.’
    • ‘This is without even bringing up the possibility that the results from the fake investigation could be very misleading to the point of causing inestimable harm.’
    • ‘And while Roslin is not itself a commercial organisation, the benefit in terms of royalties, prestige and future investment is inestimable.’
    • ‘It would have been a great loss, had any one survived to feel that immense void, that inestimable loneliness, that despair of nothingness.’
    • ‘Marcus Stewart registered another goal of inestimable importance to third-placed Sunderland as they maintained their promotion push against a side with similarly lofty ambitions.’
    • ‘But even if the theory proves to be wrong the benefits from investing in early-childhood programs would be inestimable.’
    • ‘The advice and encouragement they had given to him was inestimable, particularly in sharing knowledge of tidal sailing with him, an area of sailing which can always be a weakness for lake sailors, he added.’
    • ‘It has inestimable value for today's listeners in gaining a balance between old and new.’
    • ‘The worship of the Eucharist outside of the Mass is inestimable value for the life of the Church.’
    • ‘For modern day magicians, the knowledge found in books is of inestimable value.’
    • ‘Yang said the statue is unique in the world and its value was inestimable.’
    • ‘Your tolerance and good humour have an inestimable value in my eyes.’
    • ‘University teaching is a form of political advocacy, and this freedom to think and talk about thoughts is of inestimable value.’
    • ‘The crux of their argument is that mothering - as opposed to fathering, or parenting, or care giving - is something unique, and of inestimable value.’
    • ‘However, there can be little wrong in people of such a young and naive age recognising the inestimable pain and suffering that armed conflict inevitably brings and questioning the justification for it.’
    • ‘Each human soul is of inestimable value because it was fashioned in the image, and after the likeness of God Himself.’
    • ‘The museum has a Saudi sculpture of a falcon on a perch, of inestimable value and stunning vulgarity, made from gold, quartz, rubies, emeralds, sapphires and 1,210 diamonds.’
    • ‘It's been one of those experiences that restores your faith in the inestimable value of being a teacher.’
    • ‘Who knows, but let's live in hope that the crucial planning hurdle can, and will, be finally cleared to allow the developers to proceed with a project that will be of inestimable value to the whole community.’
    immeasurable, incalculable, innumerable, unfathomable, fathomless, indeterminable, measureless, untold
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/inˈestəməb(ə)l/ /ɪnˈɛstəməb(ə)l/


Late Middle English via Old French from Latin inaestimabilis, from in- ‘not’ + aestimabilis (see estimable).