See also: un-put-downable
- (informal, of a book or other written work) Captivating, engrossing.
- 1947 January 5, Raymond Chandler, “To Charles Morton”, in Selected Letters of Raymond Chandler, Columbia University Press, published 1981:
- I found it absolutely (or almost) unputdownable and at the same time as complete a waste of time in a sense as one of Gardner's Perry Mason stories, which I also find unputdownable.
- (of a person) Impossible or difficult to put down.
- 1991, Andrew Yule, Losing the Light: Terry Gilliam and the Munchausen Saga, Hal Leonard Corporation, page 56:
- Only someone with enormous unputdownable optimism would ever have embarked on a project like this.
- 2005, Mike Hally, Electronic Brains: Stories from the Dawn of the Computer Age:
- […] also remembers Phillips as someone who "people liked to be a bit scornful of, the kind of man they would like to put down, although he was unputdownable.