un·​reach·​able | \ ˌən-ˈrē-chə-bəl How to pronounce unreachable (audio) \

Definition of unreachable

: incapable of being reached: such as
a : impossible to get to or get at a location unreachable by car
b : impossible to contact or communicate with was unreachable by phone emotionally unreachable teenagers
c : impossible to achieve : not attainable an unreachable dream/goal

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unreachably \ ˌən-​ˈrē-​chə-​blē How to pronounce unreachable (audio) \ adverb

Examples of unreachable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Except for those who live there, the Angle has been unreachable by road because Canada shut its border to visitors in response to the pandemic. Mary Lynn Smith, Star Tribune, "Ice road becomes a lifeline to Minnesota's Northwest Angle," 20 Feb. 2021 The world sounded muffled, like it was tucked away behind a closed door, distant and unreachable. Your Fat Friend, SELF, "As Coronavirus Rages, We Need to Talk About Medical Anti-Fat Bias," 21 Dec. 2020 It’s being tracked closely by researchers and investors because of its potential to attack certain cancer cells with a genetic mutation that was previously thought to be unreachable. Adam Feuerstein, STAT, "‘A milestone in oncology’: Amgen’s KRAS-blocking drug proves effective for lung cancer patients in clinical trial," 28 Jan. 2021 At the time this post went live, the company’s website was also unreachable. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Facebook says hackers backed by Vietnam’s government are linked to IT firm," 11 Dec. 2020 The screen was a facade, mocking me with an unreachable carrot on a stick. Aaron Peter, Wired, "I Bricked My Computer With a BIOS Update. But There's Hope!," 15 Nov. 2020 Johnson Memorial Hospital, in Stafford, was unreachable for more than eight hours, with downed wires on both sides of Route 190 that lead to the hospital. Steve Smith, courant.com, "Towns blast Eversource for storm response," 6 Aug. 2020 Achievements that once seemed unreachable are stacking up for Thiam this Thanksgiving. Jeff Metcalfe, The Arizona Republic, "Fama Thiam had reason to abandon her basketball dream, instead she fulfilled it," 27 Nov. 2020 Wine can also be intimidating, making a lucrative industry seem unreachable for some. Michelle Hunter | Staff Writer, NOLA.com, "Meet the woman behind the only Black-owned winery in New Orleans," 26 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of unreachable

circa 1586, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unreachable was circa 1586

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27 Feb 2021

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“Unreachable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unreachable. Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unreachable

: not able to be arrived at
: not able to be achieved
: not able to be found or spoken to

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