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beyond words

To such a great degree that one has (figuratively) been left speechless. I am just thrilled beyond words that so many of you were able to come to our baby shower! After our parents offered to help us buy our first home, we were appreciative beyond words.
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beyond words

Fig. more than one can say. (Especially preceded by grateful, shocked, and thankful.) Sally was thankful beyond words. I don't know how to thank you. I'm grateful beyond words.
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References in classic literature ?
This was the 'Marta y Maria' of Armando Palacio Valdes, a novelist who delights me beyond words by his friendly and abundant humor, his feeling for character, and his subtle insight.
So he played a more coaxing game; and while never going beyond words, or attempting the renewal of caresses, he did his utmost orally.
Sometimes this was brilliant beyond words, including a certain youthful Monte Cristo, who on Fridays expended thirty cents on a round trip ticket and traveled from Wareham to Riverboro merely to be near Huldah; sometimes, too, the circle was reduced to the popcorn-and-peanut boy of the train, who seemed to serve every purpose in default of better game.
My heart sank under a dread beyond words, under a grief beyond tears.
Then I started for here, wondering whether you - I've been fond of you beyond words ever since I set eyes on your face," he cried, as if unable to command his feelings.
Camilla was uneasy at this, dreading lest it might prove the means of endangering her honour, and asked whether her intrigue had gone beyond words, and she with little shame and much effrontery said it had; for certain it is that ladies' imprudences make servants shameless, who, when they see their mistresses make a false step, think nothing of going astray themselves, or of its being known.
It was all wonderful beyond words to Harvey; and the most wonderful part was that he heard no orders except an occasional grunt from Troop, ending with, "That's good, my son
It was brilliant moonlight, and the soft effect of the light over the sea and sky, merged together in one great silent mystery, was beautiful beyond words.
The least of them would have interested his companions beyond words.
He put a hand on either side of his head and rocked himself to and fro, droning to himself like a child whose grief has got beyond words.
The boarded-up shop was dark and depressing beyond words, the few scandalous hiring machines had never looked so hopelessly disreputable.
it's just beyond words, really, that two 10-year-old boys could be so evil" (James Bulger: A Mother's Story, ITV, Thursday).
Charles, speaking after meeting families made homeless by Hurricane Irma and organisations that responded to the disaster, said it was "painful beyond words to see the devastation".
Beyond words and gestures and offers, let's talk concrete action that must be sincere and authentic.