out of reach


: not able to be achieved
Their goal is out of reach.

Examples of out of reach in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Television, T-shirts and tacos were cheaper than ever, but many essentials like health care, housing and higher education were increasingly out of reach. Patricia Cohen, New York Times, 18 June 2023 In areas where passengers linger, such as on the train platforms, the works are out of reach. Deborah Vankin, Los Angeles Times, 17 June 2023 This means that the Great American Carrot is a bit less out of reach. Scott Burns, Dallas News, 14 June 2023 And because health insurance policies treat the mouth as separate from the rest of the body, access to affordable oral health care remains out of reach for many low-income individuals, people with disabilities, communities of color, and Tribal and rural communities. Myechia Minter-Jordan, STAT, 14 June 2023 In the sixth, Feather put the game out of reach by clubbing a two-run homer with Payge Johnson scoring ahead of her. Lewis Bagley, The Indianapolis Star, 11 June 2023 But retail experts say keeping all merchandise out of reach sure is an effective way to combat rising incidents of shoplifting in America. Parija Kavilanz, CNN, 9 June 2023 Higher mortgage rates can sharply push up the monthly cost to buy a home, putting homeownership out of reach for some. Gina Heeb, WSJ, 8 June 2023 The Wolverines sliced it to 14-13, before Zach Falls and Braeden Hulett put the game out of reach late. Ryan Martin, BostonGlobe.com, 7 June 2023 See More

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'out of reach.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Dictionary Entries Near out of reach

Cite this Entry

“Out of reach.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/out%20of%20reach. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!