un·​end·​ing | \ ˌən-ˈen-diŋ How to pronounce unending (audio) \

Definition of unending

: never ending : endless

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unendingly \ ˌən-​ˈen-​diŋ-​lē How to pronounce unendingly (audio) \ adverb

Examples of unending in a Sentence

the writer's latest memoir is a seemingly unending exercise in narcissistic rambling

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Not the way the U-M community has reached out to them, not the unending texts of congratulations, not the media response. Shawn Windsor, Detroit Free Press, "How Michigan baseball's College World Series run is changing legacy of program," 12 June 2019 Our April Insights puzzle explored the magical concept of recursion, a self-referencing process that can create unending complexity from simple beginnings. Quanta Magazine, "Solution: ‘The Bulldogs That Bulldogs Fight’," 16 May 2019 And he was infuriated by the politics — the brazen corruption, mass disappearances and seemingly unending drug war violence. Kate Linthicum, latimes.com, "Actor Diego Luna was a Hollywood golden boy. So why did he go back to Mexico?," 28 Mar. 2018 The steadily increasing megapixel camera, the always more powerful processor, the unending price creep. Darren Orf, Popular Mechanics, "Google Finally Makes a Phone for the Rest of Us," 7 May 2019 Collectively, the Jacksons may have been the most prominent family in pop-music history, but their fame came at the cost of family feuds, lurid accusations and an unending stream of tabloid headlines. Matt Schudel, Washington Post, "Joseph Jackson, pop-music patriarch who guided his children to stardom, dies at 89," 27 June 2018 The work did not seem hard so much as unending: some people were napping, their heads resting on the sewing tables. Keith Gessen, The New Yorker, "The Chinese Workers Who Assemble Designer Bags in Tuscany," 20 Feb. 2017 The bad news for smartphone makers has been unending lately: Apple and Samsung both warned this month that their most recent results will be hurt by slowing handset sales. Jacky Wong, WSJ, "Apple’s Pain Isn’t Xiaomi’s Gain," 14 Jan. 2019 Balancing the interests of TSOs against the interests of dozens of DSOs will be an unending hassle. David Roberts, Vox, "Clean energy technologies threaten to overwhelm the grid. Here’s how it can adapt.," 30 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of unending

1661, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of unending

: lasting forever


un·​end·​ing | \ ˌən-ˈen-diŋ How to pronounce unending (audio) \

Kids Definition of unending

: having no ending : endless

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