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Unsurmountable   Listen

Not capable of being surmounted or overcome.  Synonym: insurmountable.
Incapable of being surmounted or climbed.  Synonym: unclimbable.

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"Unsurmountable" Quotes from Famous Books

... appears in the distrust of self which is almost universal at times during these years. A great wave of ambition and enthusiasm will sweep over the soul, and nothing seems too great to be attained, nor any obstacles unsurmountable. As suddenly it will recede, the ideals become impossible, the individual but an atom in God's great universe, the sky grows gray and hope dies out. In the vacillation between energy and indifference, enthusiasm and apathy, self loving and self hating, goodness and badness, confidence ...
— The Unfolding Life • Antoinette Abernethy Lamoreaux

... by that of Spain and Portugal. We have need of a Constitution where the powers may be so divided and defined that no one branch can arrogate to itself the prerogative of another; a Constitution which may be an unsurmountable barrier against all invasion of the royal authority, whether aristocratic or popular, which will overthrow anarchy and cherish the tree of liberty, beneath whose shade we shall see the union and the ...
— South America • W. H. Koebel

... traffic on a great line like the Midland or Great Northern Railway could not be carried on by it. As Robert Stephenson said of the atmospheric system, it is not flexible enough. The working of points and crossings, and the shunting of trains and wagons, would present unsurmountable difficulties. We have cited proposals enough, we think, to illustrate our meaning. Sir William Armstrong, Sir Frederick Bramwell, Dr. Siemens, Sir W. Thomson, and many others may be excused if they are a little enthusiastic. They are just now overjoyed with success attained; but when the ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 303 - October 22, 1881 • Various

... [Greek: Dios koro] of the distant Hellenes, the heroes Kastor and Polydeukes, Castor and Pollux, the twin Horsemen who are saviours of afflicted mankind by land and sea. There are difficulties in the way of this theory; but they are not unsurmountable, and I believe that the Asvina of India have the same origin as the Twin Horsemen of Greece. At any rate both the pairs are hero-gods, whose divinity has been created by mankind's need for help and admiration for valour. Whether there ...
— Hindu Gods And Heroes - Studies in the History of the Religion of India • Lionel D. Barnett

Words linked to "Unsurmountable" :   unpassable, impassable, surmountable, unclimbable, insurmountable, impossible, insuperable, unconquerable

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