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Too many to be counted (often used hyperbolically)‘innumerable flags of all colors’
countless, numerous, very many, manifold, multitudinous, multifarious, untold, incalculable, numberless, unnumbered, beyond numberView synonyms
- ‘It is a scene which has been played out innumerable times on the streets of housing estates across the country.’
- ‘Staff at the school have innumerable anecdotes about how the children they look after take every meaning literally.’
- ‘These small businesses play a vital role in the economies of innumerable coastal communities.’
- ‘But there is still a reminder of innumerable court cases in the imposing oak bench in court number five.’
- ‘I sat surrounded by flowers and portraits and innumerable tributes to him.’
- ‘We appeared on websites and took innumerable calls from well-wishers.’
- ‘He saw comrades cut down around him and endured innumerable sufferings in the trenches but miraculously survived.’
- ‘The book has been embraced by various cultures and intellectual societies in innumerable lands across the globe.’
- ‘There are innumerable programs on the market that do this - all protected by copyright.’
- ‘The pavements on the road are fast disappearing and there are innumerable potholes on the entire stretch.’
- ‘A great portion of the book is devoted to chronicling her innumerable tours to various parts of the world.’
- ‘If we tried to do a count of the similarities shared by all individual humans, we would find them to be innumerable.’
- ‘My mother used to tell me a story about a young woman whose chief domestic duty was cooking for her innumerable brothers.’
- ‘And the innumerable accolades that have come his way seem to motivate him further.’
- ‘Britain's history as a sea-faring nation has left our coastline peppered with innumerable wrecks.’
- ‘Any artistic movement relies on innumerable people expressing similar feelings at the same time.’
- ‘Unfortunately it is often the cause of innumerable avoidable tragedies too.’
- ‘Within ten minutes drive from San Pedro there are about two dozen golf courses, and innumerable building sites.’
- ‘The innumerable talks and discussions on budget in the city are amazing.’
- ‘In my personal life I've lived in three major homes, stayed on innumerable floors and been to America a fair few times.’
Middle English: from Latin innumerabilis, from in- ‘not’ + numerabilis (see numerable).
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