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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj inestimable beyond calculation or measure "of incalculable value","an incomputable amount","jewels of inestimable value","immeasurable wealth"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Inestimable Incapable of being estimated or computed; especially, too valuable or excellent to be measured or fully appreciated; above all price; as, inestimable rights or privileges. "But above all, for thine inestimable love.""Science is too inestimable for expression by a money standard."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • inestimable Not to be estimated or com puted; beyond measure.
    • inestimable Of very great value or excellence: as, inestimable blessings.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Inestimable in-es′tim-a-bl not able to be estimated or valued: priceless
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  • Sigmund Freud
    “A certain degree of neurosis is of inestimable value as a drive, especially to a psychologist.”
  • Hosea Ballou
    “The act of divine worship is the inestimable privilege of man, the only created being who bows in humility and adoration.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. inaestimabilis,: cf. F. inestimable,. See In- not, and Estimate


In literature:

Only for Mrs. Murray's inestimable service, Putnam and his men would probably have become prisoners of war.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 1 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
I write this now as a grateful acknowledgment for the almost inestimable service you have done the country.
"A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln" by John G. Nicolay
Their carving is indeed beyond all idea of workmanship; and the possession of them is inestimable.
"Observations and Reflections Made in the Course of a Journey through France, Italy, and Germany, Vol. I" by Hester Lynch Piozzi
Still later, services of inestimable value were rendered to the British forces by natives, and, alas!
"In the Shadow of Death" by P. H. Kritzinger and R. D. McDonald
The value of the iewels & ornaments which he bestowed on the abbeie church of Couentrie, was inestimable.
"Chronicles (1 of 6): The Historie of England (8 of 8)" by Raphael Holinshed
There is added to what he has to give us of thought or form the inestimable boon of his companionship.
"Books and Culture" by Hamilton Wright Mabie
Trifle not with the inestimable gift of life.
"Aunt Phillis's Cabin" by Mary H. Eastman
The inestimable Croppy quickened up.
"All on the Irish Shore" by E. Somerville and Martin Ross
The immense erudition of Bailly would have given it an inestimable value.
"Biographies of Distinguished Scientific Men" by Francois Arago
Hence the inestimable value of intellectual pleasures.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
They left also many articles which were of inestimable value during our long imprisonment.
"Lives of the Three Mrs. Judsons" by Arabella W. Stuart
If you want riches, seek only for contentment, which is inestimable wealth.
"Flowers from a Persian Garden and Other Papers" by W. A. Clouston
Of course there is the great and inestimable help that comes from the mere fact that she is your wife.
"The Young Man and the World" by Albert J. Beveridge
By its use thousands of new compounds have been constructed which have proved of inestimable value to man.
"Creative Chemistry" by Edwin E. Slosson
The war ending soon after, his inestimable services came to a close.
"Dewey and Other Naval Commanders" by Edward S. Ellis
The services of the specialist are always of inestimable value.
"Principles of Teaching" by Adam S. Bennion
Consistent, persistent, insistent word-study is of inestimable value to a speaker.
"Public Speaking" by Clarence Stratton
Encouragement founded on reason is an inestimable practical result.
"Direct Legislation by the Citizenship through the Initiative and Referendum" by James W. Sullivan
He has saved my life twice, and has been of inestimable service.
"With Clive in India" by G. A. Henty
Hence the inestimable value of unity, the leading issue of the war.
"Continental Monthly, Vol V. Issue III. March, 1864" by Various

In poetry:

"Oh, Brandan, think what grace divine,
What blessing must full goodness shower,
When fragment of it small, like mine,
Hath such inestimable power!
"Saint Brandan" by Matthew Arnold
Flower of my life! inestimably dear,
Now that its calendar wanes sere and sober,
To me your freshness, turning back the year,
Makes that seem April others call October.
"An Autumn—Blooming Rose" by Alfred Austin

In news:

A quarter of a million dollars means inestimably more to Greensboro's budget than $1 million does to our federal government.
MCA, 1990 Diddley 's influence is inestimable, from the off-kilter thump of Pretty Thing to his revved-up blues singing.
It was more than Franklin's voluminous writings that cemented his reputation among academics, politicians and civil rights figures as an inestimable historian.
The National D-Day Memorial has grown into a place of inestimable value for America and those here and abroad who want to honor Allied forces on D-Day, 6 June 1944.

In science:

Tambi´en estoy muy agradecida a mi amiga Mar´ıa Teresa Fern´andez Mart´ınez por su ayuda inestimable en la traducci´on de este art´ıculo al castellano y por muchas conversaciones muy interesantes sobre temas relacionados con el mismo.
Brane Worlds, the Subanthropic Principle and the Undetectability Conjecture
This paper could not have been written without her inestimable help.
Geometric Algebras