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[ US /ˌənəˈteɪnəbəɫ/ ]
[ UK /ʌnɐtˈe‍ɪnəbə‍l/ ]
  1. impossible to achieve
    an unattainable goal
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How To Use unattainable In A Sentence

  • Could the hearts of kings and the counsels of cabinets be known with that literal exactness which is so desirable in politics, and yet so unattainable, we should probably find that Prussia's apparent readiness to lead Germany was owing to her determination that German armies should be led nowhere to the assistance of Austria. The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 07, No. 39, January, 1861
  • The second is to realise when the goal is unattainable and turn the envy towards an achievable outcome. Times, Sunday Times
  • Some economists think that full employment in Europe is an unattainable goal.
  • It is easy to see the superrich as different, with gilded and unattainable lives. Times, Sunday Times
  • Their affection blossoms into love which is unfortunately unattainable.
  • So far, cooperative parenting remains an unattainable goal for this couple.
  • Throughout, this central character becomes involved with false muses all the while brushing by the true muse of unattainable perfection - the only role with pointe work.
  • Dreaming is something that occurs while we are asleep, and it is usually something unattainable that we dream about.
  • jibs" might be seen perambulating the courts, in the vain effort to discover their tutors 'chambers, the names having undergone an alteration that left all trace of their original proprietors unattainable: Doctor Charles O'Malley — Volume 1
  • Drawing on Kohut’s 1971 examination of “self-pathology,” Goodsitt posited an unattainable, noncohesive sense of self, which interferes with the patient’s processing external stimuli, be it food or information. Clinical Work with Adolescents
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