uncrossable

adjective
un·​cross·​able | \ ˌən-ˈkrȯ-sə-bəl How to pronounce uncrossable (audio) \

Definition of uncrossable

: unable to be crossed : not crossable an uncrossable chasm an uncrossable line

Examples of uncrossable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the only uncrossable line Jeff Sessions ever saw was the one at our southern border. Kyle Whitmire, al, "Jeff Sessions’ hell on Earth," 24 Oct. 2020 Less than 200 miles separate New York and Boston, but something between the rival towns forms an uncrossable moat for city-slicker pigeons. Joshua Sokol, New York Times, "New York and Boston Pigeons Don’t Mix," 23 Apr. 2020 In some cases, oceans prove virtually uncrossable natural barriers to refugee flight. Paul A. Kramer, The New Republic, "The Harsh World of Offshore Borders," 8 Aug. 2019 The distinction between highbrow and lowbrow celebrities was once totally uncrossable, but the Bling Ring was obsessed with these second-tier stars. Jessica Goldstein, The Cut, "I Think About This a Lot: This Bling Ring Member’s Voice-mail Meltdown," 16 Apr. 2018 Their goal will be to create a climate of maximal fear-of-offending, and that is best done by never allowing employees to know where the uncrossable lines are. Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic, "A Question for Google's CEO," 11 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of uncrossable

1882, in the meaning defined above

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29 Oct 2020

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“Uncrossable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncrossable. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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