Definition of numberless in US English:



  • Too many to be counted; innumerable.

    ‘there are numberless questions to be asked’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘What he cannot see, in his cultural incomprehension, are the numberless indications of our collective strength, character, and resolve.’
    • ‘Poets have warned about the ‘waste land’ and artists have painted their deep misgivings on numberless canvases.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We have seen numberless acts of selfless devotion by medical workers.’
    • ‘Seattle was won on the streets but the foundations were planned by e-mail and honed on numberless websites.’
    • ‘Yet, seemingly for the country's numberless poor, this is their only hope.’
    • ‘May he found a dynasty of true Britons, numberless as the sand on the seashore.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘There had been what seemed like numberless sentimental settings of Cummings in the 1950s by American composers whose names I can't remember.’
    • ‘We meet Paul, 21, too prolific to count his numberless crimes, a specialist in scary ‘creeping burglary’ from night-time houses.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It's been a few hours without anything in praise of the numberless splendors of homosexuality, so the NY Times supplies something for that deeply felt need.’
    • ‘On each side of me, the numberless tents sweep out beneath the mountains.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘At the same time, through uncaring ignorance or malice, they brought about the extinction of numberless species of native flora and fauna.’
    innumerable, untold, legion, unnumbered, numerous, very many, manifold, multitudinous, multifarious
    innumerable, countless, unlimited, endless, limitless, untold, an infinite number of, an incalculable number of, more than one can count, too many to be counted, without number, uncountable, uncounted
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