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[nuhm-ber-lis] /ˈnʌm bər lɪs/
innumerable; countless; myriad.
without a number.
Origin of numberless
1565-75; number + -less
1. uncounted, untold; numerous. Unabridged
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  • Their masters had told them numberless strange lies about the sea.

  • Under foot the soil was springy with the mould of numberless autumns.

    The Forest Stewart Edward White
  • The sacred tortoise has a long feathery and fan-like tail, and appears in numberless compositions.

    The Ceramic Art Jennie J. Young
  • numberless women have withered in this unprofitable service to chastity.

    The Truth About Woman C. Gasquoine Hartley
  • The numberless stars of heaven, and the sands on the seashore are the parallels of the idea we find here.

    Sermons Clement Bailhache
  • But what numberless causes tend to destroy these rare beings!

    The Republic Plato
  • That was an affair well calculated to inspire fear in the numberless infidels by whom we are surrounded.

  • I have heard that given as a reason for numberless inflictions.

    Barrington Charles James Lever
  • numberless and numbered droskies were darting through the streets, carrying gayly dressed officers making their ceremonious calls.

British Dictionary definitions for numberless


too many to be counted; countless
not containing or consisting of numbers
Derived Forms
numberlessly, adverb
numberlessness, noun
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