num·​ber·​less | \ ˈnəm-bər-ləs How to pronounce numberless (audio) \

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Examples of numberless in a Sentence

the numberless stars in the universe
Recent Examples on the Web That small space contains numberless genetic possibilities. Richard Preston, The New Yorker, "Is Ebola Evolving Into a More Deadly Virus?," 7 Aug. 2019 To read her is like viewing the AIDS quilt, which overwhelms the viewer with the care taken in each of its numberless panels. John Wilkens,, "Exhibit curator found her way in the world, now helps others," 8 July 2018 At the Beekman Hotel in downtown Manhattan last month, Ms. Shields, the model, actress and veteran of numberless interviews, was delivering but the latest in a series of canny performances. Ruth La Ferla, New York Times, "Nothing Comes Between Brooke Shields and Her New Line for QVC," 14 Mar. 2018 Like numberless others, Pitner makes the mistake of seeing only one side of the union equation — the side of those who are employed. Will Swaim, National Review, "Civil Service and Civil Rights Are Not Synonymous," 16 Feb. 2018 The tents disappear so quickly that some Whataburger restaurants are left temporarily numberless and others appear to have taken the most popular numbers out of rotation, some customers report. Erin Ailworth, WSJ, "At Whataburger, ‘Take a Number’ Means Something Entirely Different," 14 July 2017 Methods for sweeping the strings of Trump’s self-interest are as numberless as the stars in the sky. Katy Waldman, Slate Magazine, "How to Manage Your Idiot President," 18 May 2017

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First Known Use of numberless

1573, in the meaning defined above

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“Numberless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of numberless

literary : too many to count


num·​ber·​less | \ ˈnəm-bər-ləs How to pronounce numberless (audio) \

Kids Definition of numberless

: too many to count the numberless stars in the sky

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