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countless

[kount-lis] /ˈkaʊnt lɪs/
adjective
1.
too numerous to count; innumerable:
the countless stars.
Origin of countless
1580-1590
1580-90; count1 + -less
Related forms
countlessly, adverb
Synonyms
numberless, endless, myriad, unlimited.
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  • countless arrows rained down on the soldiers from the Turks on the mountain heights.

    With Spurs of Gold Frances Nimmo Greene
  • She hailed the happy thought and invested in countless yards of gauze.

  • But the purpose of the Ptolemies was not to add one more Egyptian god to the countless number already worshiped by their subjects.

  • Notwithstanding the opinions of countless flies, it was not an attractive place.

    Johnny Bear E. T. Seton
  • The people were told in countless articles that peasant proprietorship had proved a failure everywhere.

    British Socialism J. Ellis Barker
British Dictionary definitions for countless

countless

/ˈkaʊntlɪs/
adjective
1.
innumerable; myriad
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Word Origin and History for countless
adj.

"numberless, uncountable," 1580s, from count (v.) + -less.

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