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[path-lis, pahth-] /ˈpæθ lɪs, ˈpɑθ-/
trackless; untrodden:
a pathless forest.
Origin of pathless
1585-95; path + -less Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Between Rede and Tyne is a pathless solitude of moor and fell.

  • The dreary vacuity of weakness is like a wide and pathless waste.

  • He sought a pathless thicket, / but yet it could not be, As bruin fondly hoped it, / that from the hunter he was free.

  • I rambled again in the pathless woods with my rifle on my shoulder.

    Gov. Bob. Taylor's Tales Robert L. Taylor
  • The forest is pathless and dense with June undergrowth, shutting out the sun and all sign of direction.

  • Byron in Childe Harold sings: "There is a pleasure in the pathless woods."

    The American Egypt Channing Arnold
  • Nathless he surrendered empire true to faith and plighted word, Lived for years in pathless forests Indra-prastha's mighty lord!

    Maha-bharata Anonymous
  • There were acres of bushes beyond, thick and pathless, all theirs to choose from.

    Wild Life Near Home Dallas Lore Sharp
  • Of Mrs. Eddy it could be said that she has brought her people out of the land of Egypt into a pathless wilderness.

    What is Christian Science? M. M. Mangasarian
Word Origin and History for pathless

1590s, from path + -less.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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