end·​less | \ ˈen(d)-ləs How to pronounce endless (audio) \

Definition of endless

1 : being or seeming to be without end an endless speech
2 : extremely numerous all the multiplied, endless, nameless iniquities— Edmund Burke
3 : joined at the ends an endless chain

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Other Words from endless

endlessly adverb
endlessness noun

Examples of endless in a Sentence

There was an endless line at the bank. There is endless work to do on the house.
Recent Examples on the Web This is not supposed to be a non-stop grand jury, with an ever-hovering prospect of new articles of impeachment, in addition to an endless stream of newly emerging materials that the Senate is expected to sort out rather than judge. Andrew C. Mccarthy, National Review, "Postpone the Impeachment Trial Until the House Finishes Investigating," 15 Jan. 2020 As Vogue’s Nicole Phelps pointed out last year, the endless stream of premieres, parties, and awards shows means countless looks being created and subsequently flown around the world to meet the demand. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "16 Times Stars Rewore Their Red Carpet Looks," 9 Jan. 2020 The Zhaos were increasingly revolted by Mr. Yuan’s endless stream of girlfriends — as many as 100, according to testimony in a separate civil case over Mr. Yuan’s estate. Dan Bilefsky, New York Times, "Chinese Immigrant Evades Murder Verdict in Killing of Wealthy Relative in Canada," 7 Jan. 2020 Even when the site was up, consumers reported a near endless stream of bugs and errors that persisted for months. Christopher Null, Wired, "The 10 Worst Tech Product Launches of the 2010s," 24 Dec. 2019 Along the roadside, clusters of families were doing the same, doling out meals and hot drinks from small tables to an endless stream of pilgrims. Nina Strochlic, National Geographic, "Every year millions of miracle-seeking pilgrims visit Mexico City," 24 Dec. 2019 The unfolding Watergate scandal became one of the century’s biggest stories — inspiring a seemingly endless stream of books and movies. BostonGlobe.com, "Historically, there are few things Americans like more than a good political screw-up — just ask Gary Hart or Anthony Weiner.," 20 Dec. 2019 Yet its legacy has turned out to be an endless stream of even weaker attempts to spin genre tropes into gold. Judy Berman, Time, "Netflix’s The Witcher Is the Latest Disaster in a Year of Terrible Post-Game of Thrones Fantasy TV," 20 Dec. 2019 The endless stream of social media nibbles away at your time. Matthew De Silva, Quartz, "How to break the spell of iPhone addiction," 9 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of endless

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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18 Jan 2020

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“Endless.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endless. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of endless

: having no end : seeming to have no end : lasting or taking a long time


end·​less | \ ˈend-ləs How to pronounce endless (audio) \

Kids Definition of endless

1 : lasting or taking a long time The ride seemed endless.
2 : joined at the ends : continuous an endless belt

Other Words from endless

endlessly adverb

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