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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj immeasurable beyond calculation or measure "of incalculable value","an incomputable amount","jewels of inestimable value","immeasurable wealth"
    • adj immeasurable impossible to measure "unmeasurable reaches of outer space"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Immeasurable Incapable of being measured; indefinitely extensive; illimitable; immensurable; vast. "Of depth immeasurable ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • immeasurable Incapable of being measured; immense; limitless; indefinitely extensive.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Immeasurable im-mezh′ūr-a-bl that cannot be measured: very great
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  • Bhagavad Gita
    Bhagavad Gita
    “The body is mortal, but the person dwelling in the body is immortal and immeasurable.”
  • Rod Mckeun
    Rod Mckeun
    “The gifts that one receives for giving are so immeasurable that it is almost an injustice to accept them.”
  • Thomas Carlyle
    “The difference between Socrates and Jesus? The great conscious and the immeasurably great unconscious.”
  • William Ellery Channing
    “To give a generous hope to a man of his own nature, is to enrich him immeasurably.”
  • George Eliot
    “For what is love itself, for the one we love best? An enfolding of immeasurable cares which yet are better than any joys outside our love.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. im-, not + measurable,: cf. F. measurable,. Cf. Immensurable Unmeasurable


In literature:

She began to realize the immeasurable distance between herself and such people as these.
"Tales of Two Countries" by Alexander Kielland
Meanwhile Robert, man-like, in spite of all the griefs and sorenesses of the position, had immeasurably the best of it.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
And men's power for evil is immeasurable.
"The Road to Damascus" by August Strindberg
The immeasurable, eternal caverns of the ocean were scooped.
"Imogen" by William Godwin
I know how deeply I love by knowing how immeasurably dearer her happiness is than my own!
"Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Immeasurably perplexed, the American rose, slipped on his shoes and buttoned them, thinking hard the while.
"The Black Bag" by Louis Joseph Vance
It seems to yourself that you are immeasurably reticent.
"Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, Number 59, September, 1862" by Various
It had grown immeasurably, whilst I slept; and represented the dust of untold ages.
"The House on the Borderland" by William Hope Hodgson
Each possessed immeasurable stores, hitherto inaccessible to the other.
"The Twilight of the Gods, and Other Tales" by Richard Garnett
Of the common folk and of the Italians throughout the peninsula, the slaughter was immeasurable.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 2" by Various
Life seemed so stingingly full, so poignant, so immeasurably worth living, so blessed with beauty and richness and fruitfulness.
"The Desert of Wheat" by Zane Grey
But presently, glancing upward, he saw a small cluster of stars blinking, voluptuous, immeasurably overhead.
"Dragon's blood" by Henry Milner Rideout
I am a man, I am immeasurably superior to the animals.
"Lady Into Fox" by David Garnett
He pictured Lord March's friend, the Rena, and found this girl immeasurably before her.
"The Castle Inn" by Stanley John Weyman
In the human species the capacity for life is immeasurably beyond its fruition.
"Crime: Its Cause and Treatment" by Clarence Darrow
To George Eliot this loss was immeasurable.
"Lives of Girls Who Became Famous" by Sarah Knowles Bolton
Being immeasurable, money, the ostensible measure of value, is of inadequate use.
"Bushido, the Soul of Japan" by Inazo Nitobé
He admired her immeasurably.
"Gordon Keith" by Thomas Nelson Page
I'm immeasurably glad to hear you confess that you do not love your husband.
"Truxton King" by George Barr McCutcheon
Not a breath of wind was astir, and warm beneficent sunlight flooded the immeasurable air.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece" by John Addington Symonds

In poetry:

All of a sudden, an absent
Stare, you look at me, still
Immeasurably distant,
You begin a smile.
"Your Eyes Go Sad" by Fernando Pessoa
Grandest of heritages, to be taught
To embrace the immeasurable realms of thought,
Beyond the lofty firmament to soar,
The deepest of abysses to explore;
"Christian Hopes" by John Bowring
"Go, wave of fire, into a darksome night,
And there make joy, and there the pleasant day!
And launch into the depths immeasurable
Quick, quivering darts of glowing light and love!
"The Legend Of The Earth" by Sarah Anne Curzon
When little boys grown patient at last, weary,
Surrender their eyes immeasurably to the night,
The event will rage terrific as the sea;
Their bodies fill a crumbling room with light.
"Death Of Little Boys" by Allen Tate
O, I see life is not short, but immeasurably long;
I henceforth tread the world, chaste, temperate, an early riser, a
steady grower,
Every hour the semen of centuries—and still of centuries.
"Myself And Mine" by Walt Whitman
Sweet byways of the life withdrawn!
Yet here his country's voice,--the cry
Of man for natural liberty,--
That great Republic in her dawn,
The immeasurable Future,--broke;
And to his fate the Leader woke.
"Mount Vernon" by Francis Turner Palgrave

In news:

It also recognizes the immeasurable gift adoptive parents give.
The 7.0 magnitude earthquake that shook Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on January 12 was an immeasurable tragedy with a ripple effect hitting Boca Raton.
It has left me feeling immeasurably disappointed, and really rather sad.
Onstage, his melancholy made audiences laugh immeasurably.
The Harvest moon is usually a full moon that happens closest to the autumnal equinox and shines immeasurably brighter than normal.
'His Loss is Immeasurable '.
An Essential and Immeasurable Victory for Yankees.
Paulette Poujol- Oriol, who died March 11 at age 84, left her birth country, Haiti, a legacy that is immeasurable.
We're in the midst of a march to hyper-connection where every object worth more than $10 will connect to the Internet, delivering immeasurable benefits.
Staff Sgt Robert J Miller will be awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously for displaying 'immeasurable courage and uncommon valor' after his patrol was attacked by insurgents in the Konar Province of Afghanistan in January 2008.
Reflecting on the immeasurable burdens borne on our behalf .
The immeasurable heartbreak that occurs with a breast cancer diagnosis can be isolating.
Superstorm Sandy has ravaged many New York state communities and caused immeasurable hardship for many of our members and their families.
Chris Mooney 's immeasurable impact.
Julia child is an icon who has contributed immeasurably to the food world.

In science:

While we will not dwell on the historical aspects of this sub ject, it is worth remarking that this line of study has had immeasurable impact on the entirety of two–dimensional statistical mechanics.
Random Cluster Models on the Triangular Lattice
At much later time scales, the reionized electrons may acquire a non-zero magnetization, but their dilute nature make the associated B-mode polarization immeasureably small.
Observing Dark Matter via the Gyromagnetic Faraday Effect
We would like to thank Prof Liebeck for setting the problem and for his immeasurable assistance in its production.
The Reductive Subgroups of G_2
All these colleagues have contributed immeasurably to Astronomy in Antarctica and many of the scientific highlights reported here.
Astronomy in Antarctica
At x = 0.25 where the effective cubic anisotropy is small, ξ is found to be immeasurably large in the QLRO phase, which means that it must be large compared to L = 64.
Quasi-Long-Range Order in Random-Anisotropy Heisenberg Models
The dispersion in the main sequence becomes almost immeasurable after the line-ofsight ob jects are rejected.
Workshop Summary: The Dynamics, Structure and History of Galaxies
Quillen finds that the dispersion in [Fe/H] is immeasurable once line-of-sight ob jects are rejected.
Workshop Summary: The Dynamics, Structure and History of Galaxies
However, assuming that ∆φ and ∆x are of the same order of magnitude, the ratio between the excited pendulum swing angle and the torsional twist angle will be of order 10−6, giving an immeasurably small effect for typical values of twist-tilt coupling.
Possibilities for Measurement and Compensation of Stray DC Electric Fields Acting on Drag-Free Test Masses
Nevertheless (Fig 11), the expected EAS signal rate should be almost immeasurably small.
Radiowave Neutrino Detection
The process is GIM suppressed and has an immeasurably long lifetime for masses of present interest.
Search for Stimulated Neutrino Conversion with an RF Cavity
The Auger and Owl pro jects will obviously increase the database dramatically, and improve such statistical analyses immeasurably.
Cosmic Ray Origin, Acceleration and Propagation
The authors note that the growth of basal faces is sometimes “inhibited” to immeasurably low rates, which is true both for facets that intersect the substrate and those that do not.
A Critical Look at Ice Crystal Growth Data