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inestimable

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Definition too great to be calculated or measured
  • jewels of inestimable value
inestimable = too great to be calculated or measured
  • a right inestimable to them
    Thomas Jefferson et al.  --  The Declaration of Independence
  • inestimable = (whose value is) too great to be calculated or measured
  • It is a privilege to serve her who pities my oppressed people, and who has bestowed the inestimable boon of freedom on me and my children.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • The value of a man like Henry, on such an occasion, is what you can have no conception of; so you must take it upon my word to be inestimable.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • And the inestimable Casto?
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • This revelation seemed to me inestimably precious.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • "An inestimable advantage have you then enjoyed, venerable venator!" observed the attentive naturalist.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • I was cut to the quick at the idea of having lost the inestimable privilege of listening to the gifted Kurtz.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • She is the product of an Alchemy of such virtue that he who is able to practise it, will turn her into pure gold of inestimable worth.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • And his suggestions on the question of dress—which too often assumes the nature of a problem—were of inestimable value to his father-in-law.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • Is it Bodger's fault that this inestimable gift is deplorably abused by less than one per cent of the poor?
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Major Barbara
  • His brightest diamonds were the merest pebbles, and felt to be so by himself, in comparison with the inestimable gems which lay hidden beyond his reach.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Birthmark
  • I now read over the works of Aristotle and Plato, with the rest of those inestimable treasures which antient Greece had bequeathed to the world.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • There may exist certain critical and tempestuous conjunctures of the State, in which a poll tax may become an inestimable resource.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • I give it her, and say: 'I ask an inestimable price for it, Miss Larkins.'
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • It was the chance of a lifetime for him, an experience of inestimable value, Abigail recognized, her "thousand fears" notwithstanding.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • A diamond necklace, with pendants of inestimable value, were by this means also made more conspicuous.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • The splendor of the ruined monarchy had no reflection save in those inestimable precious stones.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Earth's Holocaust
  • John Galt was a millionaire, a man of inestimable wealth.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • And he went back into the cities of men where he moved among the citizens of the world, bestowing the inestimable boon of the knowledge of the Way.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces

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