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Unable to be reached or contacted:‘an unreachable shelf’‘the doctor had left the hospital and was unreachable’
isolated, remote, out of the way, outlying, off the beaten track, in the depths of ..., hard to find, lonely, in the back of beyond, in the hinterlands, off the map, in the middle of nowhere, godforsaken, obscure, inaccessible, cut-off, tucked away, unreachableView synonyms
- ‘Without a healthier subvention, this goal will be unreachable.’
- ‘The unreachable archive part of my brain must be huge by now.’
- ‘The boy is mute and ferocious, seemingly unreachable - and possibly history's first documented autistic child.’
- ‘Already a not insignificant number of tribes have become unreachable.’
- ‘I love her, but at the moment she's moody, distant and unreachable.’
- ‘Also like Hillman, Clear Channel has a lot of money tied up and unreachable in property, and is bumping along atop a pile of almost overwhelming debt.’
- ‘As I said sorry to bother you but the call centre guy refused to write down the information when I gave it to him, and Rob Connell seems to be unreachable.’
- ‘While information is available from 122 of the 200 islands, 78 islands are still unreachable.’
- ‘When I fired up the computer it was to find the world of the Internet strangely quiet and largely unreachable.’
- ‘Murray was unreachable despite repeated attempts to contact him directly and through his close friends.’
- ‘The idea of the body as a barrier to the unreachable outside world is an interesting one, but we learn so little about Esther that sympathy turns finally to revulsion.’
- ‘What's wrong with unreachable fairways, rock-hard greens and holes cut on the side of hills?’
- ‘He could not confirm the decision by BT to reprieve 100 phone boxes from closure because the relevant manager was unreachable.’
- ‘To reach the unreachable star, it is my quest to follow that star, no matter how hopeless, no matter how far.’
- ‘The way is hard and long, but I feel that we have been set upon the right road towards that hitherto unreachable Nirvana.’
- ‘The problem is that United's players, fans and staff like to think of themselves as being unreachable, if not untouchable.’
- ‘Lessing is at her best when describing the glow of unreachable wealth.’
- ‘Acquire take-off speed and you can take to the air in a burst of flight to reach previously unreachable areas.’
- ‘Who better suited to reach for the unreachable than a man with a grappling hook?’
- ‘The pain associated with depression is gross, undifferentiated and seemingly unreachable.’
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