un·​stop·​pa·​ble | \ ˌən-ˈstä-pə-bəl \

Definition of unstoppable

: incapable of being stopped an unstoppable army an unstoppable rise to power

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unstoppably \ ˌən-​ˈstä-​pə-​blē \ adverb

Examples of unstoppable in a Sentence

At this point in the campaign, he appears to be unstoppable. at this point she's so far ahead in the polls that she's unstoppable

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Star Wars and Harry Potter are seemingly unstoppable forces of pop culture. Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge, "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is the franchise’s Attack of the Clones when it should be The Last Jedi," 27 Nov. 2018 Mexico seemed unstoppable after opening the tournament with wins over reigning champion Germany and a hard-working South Korean team. Kevin Baxter, latimes.com, "Neymar tumbles and Mexico falls yet again in World Cup knockout round," 2 July 2018 For the first time in a major international football tournament, the Dutch seemed unstoppable. SI.com, "World Cup Countdown: 4 Days to Go - When Oranje Ditched Total Football in 2010 to Near-Perfection," 10 June 2018 The onslaught of molten lava bombs seemed unstoppable, and Clinton's task seemed far too dangerous. Nicole Chavez, CNN, "More evacuations ordered in Hawaii as volcano activity intensifies," 26 May 2018 The Warriors appear unstoppable when they are locked in and highly motivated. Ann Killion, San Francisco Chronicle, "Road Warriors face challenge of winning in enemy territory," 13 May 2018 Some managers and artists at the event noted that those circuses that include animals—particularly ones deemed wild—are steadily shrinking and that the trend seems unstoppable. Andrew Lawler, Smithsonian, "After Claims of Animal Cruelty, Can the Circus Survive?," 29 Jan. 2018 At the age of 37, the mother of three, and queen of millions, Bey creates and trendsets in a way that solidified her place as one of the music industry’s most unstoppable forces. Phillip Henry, Teen Vogue, "Five Years Later, Beyoncé's Surprise Album Is Still One of the Most Important Moments in Music," 13 Dec. 2018 John Carpenter’s stylish 1978 original was the prototypical slasher film, with Michael Myers in his signature white mask terrorizing teenagers as an unknowable, unstoppable force of nature. Bryan Bishop, The Verge, "The new Halloween is a slasher movie with an actual message," 19 Oct. 2018

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1836, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of unstoppable

: not able to be stopped

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