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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Other Words from unreachable

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

Examples of unreachable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If the targets prove to be unreachable, Virginia's utility regulator, the state corporation commission, can work with legislators to adjust. Josh Siegel, Washington Examiner, "Daily on Energy: How Democrats gave Virginia’s biggest utility no choice but to commit to 100% clean energy," 19 Mar. 2020 Globally, all of us share the aspiration to obtain the highest level of health and well-being possible, however climate change has made this goal unreachable for many, and poses new challenges that even the best medicine won’t be able to fix. BostonGlobe.com, "Global Change Research Program Report," 29 Sep. 2019 Families aspiring to send their children to college begin to work within its unreachable promises, archaic ideas, and arduous demands very early on in their lives together and expect the strain to last long after children leave their homes. Caitlin Zaloom, Time, "How the Student Debt Complex Is Crushing the Next Generation of Americans," 29 Oct. 2019 Saccomanno continues to set new goals for herself, making a habit of stretching beyond limits that previously appeared unreachable. Justin Barrasso, SI.com, "The Week in Wrestling: Mandy Rose Takes Unconventional Path to WWE Stardom," 25 Sep. 2019 The gun must be unloaded, in a case or box, unreachable by the driver or secured on a gun rack, among other restrictions. Adam Ferrise, cleveland, "Week filled with gun thefts in Cleveland-area highlight issues surrounding gun security," 25 Jan. 2020 The problem, and the underlying moral challenge, is the likely existence of conscious but unreachable patients. Jacob M. Appel, STAT, "A ‘radical proposition’: A health care veteran tries to upend the system and bring drug prices down," 9 Jan. 2020 Of those 5,000 sites, 600 are cliff dwellings carved into sheer rock faces in seemingly unreachable terrain. Washington Post, "Take a tour of this canyon for a less-crowded, more in-depth experience than at Mesa Verde," 14 Sep. 2019 Our colleague Riyaz Wani, who filed this report, is unreachable as communication lines—internet and cellular phones—were switched off in the state. Riyaz Wani, Quartz India, "Kashmir descends into a witch’s brew of fear and suspense," 4 Aug. 2019

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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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“Unreachable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unreachable. Accessed 9 Apr. 2020.

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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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