count·less | \ ˈkau̇nt-ləs \

Definition of countless 

: too numerous to be counted : myriad, many

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countlessly adverb

Examples of countless in a Sentence

There are countless reasons why that would not be a good idea. I've been there countless times.

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With just two bites—one to pick up a pathogen and another to transmit it—the bugs have fueled countless outbreaks. Dan Strickman, Scientific American, "Buzz Kill: Our Best Weapons against Mosquitoes," 13 July 2018 It can be used in countless sweet and savory ways to create quick and easy hors d’oeuvres, main courses, and desserts. Carole Kotkin, miamiherald, "Puff pastry can be used in countless sweet and savory ways," 12 July 2018 Rather than accept established explanations for natural phenomena, Willughby asked questions, made careful observations, and dissected countless dead creatures to see what made them tick. David Holahan, The Christian Science Monitor, "'The Wonderful Mr. Willughby' profiles a pioneer of ornithology and early scientist," 12 July 2018 This is the story of the six computer polls—and the people behind them—who swayed the BCS countless times, for better and worse, and saw their rankings through to the bitter end. Joan Niesen,, "The Computer Poll Uprising: Creators of the BCS's Most Controversial Component Look Back," 11 July 2018 According to Good Morning America, Mulroney paid a visit to London just last week to advise the Duchess for this busy week of royal engagements, which means countless outfit changes. Chrissy Rutherford, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle's Trusted Friend/ Stylist Advised on Her Ireland Wardrobe," 11 July 2018 The film arguably created millennial pink, launched a nationwide, still-going-strong macaron trend, and became the inspiration for countless Pinterest party mood boards., "Why Marie Antoinette Is Really Mean Girls, Versailles Edition," 10 July 2018 This basic idea, though, can be configured in countless different ways. New York Times, "A Field Guide to the Hurdles Facing Blockchain Adoption," 27 June 2018 George served his community and university in countless ways., "George R. Brown," 5 June 2018

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First Known Use of countless

1588, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of countless

: too many to be counted : very many


count·less | \ ˈkau̇nt-ləs \

Kids Definition of countless

: too many to be counted countless grains of sand

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alleviating pain or harshness

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