too numerous to count

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too nu·mer·ous to count

(TNTC) (nūmĕr-ŭs kownt)
Chart marking that indicates the finding of a large number of discrete objects, usually cells in a urine specimen, the precise enumeration of which is not practicable.
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Gerry's tour of duty here lasted more than eight years, and her contributions are too numerous to count.
8 million new homeowners, and new millionaires almost too numerous to count.
3]), and values for samples too numerous to count were randomly generated from the censored section of the distribution to the right of the highest quantifiable concentrations (~1,600 CFU/[m.
The vast number of personalities opposed to President Omar al Bechir's regime who have settled here are now too numerous to count.
She illustrates in her essay "In the Wink of an Eye: Black Lesbians and Gay Men Together" not only the multiple dimensions of her own understanding about the different roles men fill in relation to women but of subtleties too numerous to count in men's capacity to provide emotional and intellectual comfort and companionship.
It will take days to reach by foot--there is no other way--in canyons too numerous to count.
Toasts, too numerous to count, were raised publicly and privately and for no reason at all.
In 41% of the samples, the bacterial colonies were too numerous to count.
Michael Ball, Hospira's chief executive officer, "With talents and achievements too numerous to count, it's Connie's heart, generosity and vibrant spirit that made her a unique and powerful force C from the board room to the patient bedside and everywhere in between.
Moles noted the bruises to be too numerous to count and represented more than one episode of blunt trauma to the child's body surfaces with bruising in areas not associated with active child's play or accident,'' the prosecutor said.
This logic can be detected in the abstinence of the ousted or the late defectors from presenting any kind of apology for what they have committed while carrying out their official missions, at a time when the testimonies and evidence are too numerous to count in regard to what some of the latter have done and which in some cases rise to the level of crimes.