New Member
Italian - Italy
Hello all,
can anyone please tell me the meaning of “undending” in the following context?

We are talking about a man who is deeply terrified by something.
The exact phrase is:
“he was consumed by a terrible fear and horror and he felt in the very fibres of his being, a loud, _undending_ scream, welling up and piercing the whole of nature “.

I thought it could be a misprint for “unending”, but since I found “undending” even on the internet I feel a bit mixed-up…

Thanks in advance for any clarification!
  • baldpate

    Senior Member
    UK, English
    Despite the the total estimate (in the thousands) on the Google front page, there are in fact only about 750 hits, many of them duplicates.

    I'm pretty sure it is a misprint. The OED doesn't know the word, and I've never heard it.

    Even people cited on Google have been known to make mistakes :).
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