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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UNOBTAINABLE

Yes, Smithson; but such a treasure seems to be unobtainable.

All the previous reprints have been and now are unobtainable to most persons.

Since unanimity was unobtainable, however, his name was withdrawn later in the day.

The particulars of his shipwreck are unobtainable, as is often the case with other explorers.

New suits of clothes were unobtainable at any price, for there was no cloth.

Tea was fifty dollars a pound, and real coffee was unobtainable.

It must not be supposed, however, that because the publishers have stopped doing this, such books are unobtainable.

By actual experience I soon found that immediate work was unobtainable.

And meat was unobtainable, there was nothing to be had but fish.

Glass was unobtainable, so thin muslin was used for the windows.

WORD ORIGIN

1775, from un- (1) "not" + obtainable. Related: Unobtainability.

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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.