one of a kind

noun phrase

: a person or thing that is not like any other person or thing
I don't know how we'll ever replace Mary after she retires. She's really one of a kind.

Examples of one of a kind in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The photos included of fans at shows, wearing classic INXS merchandise, with each other and with band members, are one of a kind. Lily Moayeri, SPIN, 14 Nov. 2023 Handcrafted from Nepal, this colorful holiday decoration is truly one of a kind. Casey Clark, Better Homes & Gardens, 31 Oct. 2023 Just like a real snowflake, this gift is truly one of a kind. Moriah Mason, Southern Living, 31 Oct. 2023 Music lovers can flock to Seattle throughout the year for live music and festivals that celebrate the arts and culture of this one of a kind city. Lauren Ballantyne, Rolling Stone, 6 Oct. 2023 Gillespie, 56, may have a biological duplicate, but his knack for centering stories on unlikely protagonists is one of a kind. Thomas Floyd, Washington Post, 27 Sep. 2023 Because of the marble variations, each rolling pin has a unique look that makes your gift one of a kind. Samantha Jones, Better Homes & Gardens, 24 Aug. 2023 Life is about experiences — and this is one of a kind. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 18 Sep. 2023 The sweeps of deep color transform her favorite staples of ’90s and Y2K fashion into something one of a kind. Ferron Salniker, Los Angeles Times, 13 Sep. 2023 See More

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“One of a kind.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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