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  • Too many to be counted; innumerable.

    ‘there are numberless questions to be asked’
    • ‘We meet Paul, 21, too prolific to count his numberless crimes, a specialist in scary ‘creeping burglary’ from night-time houses.’
    • ‘In this vast output, an early book does stand out: this is her History of India, first published by Penguin in 1966, and which has been used since in countless classrooms by numberless students.’
    • ‘At first sight, the Atlas of World Art edited by John Onians (Laurence King £75) is a truly original and endlessly enlightening book, the answer to numberless prayers born of ignorance.’
    • ‘It's all complemented with the serious pathos of Hattori's sickly and melancholy wife and naturally the full-tilt violence with numberless ruffians and no-account villains feeling Zatoichi's cold steel.’
    • ‘Kerry's invisibility was over: the flash of numberless cameras had brought him suddenly into being; his famous aloofness turned rapidly to gravity; his patrician manner seemed quickly apropos.’
    • ‘I learned a great deal about Canada - its personalities, eccentricities, crises and dreams - from the numberless list of individuals who rolled through the studio on Jarvis Street.’
    • ‘To the contrary, most so-called ‘breakthroughs’ rest upon immense foundations built by numberless scholars who have been cutting stones in that quarry for years.’
    • ‘What he cannot see, in his cultural incomprehension, are the numberless indications of our collective strength, character, and resolve.’
    • ‘Finally, successive planters and numberless locals got the jungle cleared; the Camellia bushes began to grow in Indian soil and the dreamed-of profits flooded in.’
    • ‘Poets have warned about the ‘waste land’ and artists have painted their deep misgivings on numberless canvases.’
    • ‘The conflict has caused numberless casualties - due to local restrictions it is difficult to report - and neither side has been prepared to offer any quarter.’
    • ‘There had been what seemed like numberless sentimental settings of Cummings in the 1950s by American composers whose names I can't remember.’
    • ‘At the same time, through uncaring ignorance or malice, they brought about the extinction of numberless species of native flora and fauna.’
    • ‘On each side of me, the numberless tents sweep out beneath the mountains.’
    • ‘We have seen numberless acts of selfless devotion by medical workers.’
    • ‘Yet, seemingly for the country's numberless poor, this is their only hope.’
    • ‘Seattle was won on the streets but the foundations were planned by e-mail and honed on numberless websites.’
    • ‘May he found a dynasty of true Britons, numberless as the sand on the seashore.’
    • ‘Based on this principle, mica has been successfully used in numberless studies especially for AFM imaging of moving double-stranded DNA and DNA-protein complexes in liquid.’
    innumerable, untold, legion, numberless, unnumbered, numerous, very many, manifold, multitudinous, multifarious
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