peer·​less | \ˈpir-ləs \

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As an athlete he is peerless. the show's enduring success was a testimony to the peerless talents of its ensemble cast

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Regardless of his sometimes peerless contributions, the Mariners never did their part to get him to a 163rd game. Matt Calkins, The Seattle Times, "Felix Hernandez has his chance to contend for postseason with Mariners, and he’s making sure he doesn’t blow it," 3 June 2018 Last year, Wells was named the Orioles' Jim Palmer Minor League Pitcher of the Year for navigating the South Atlantic League with his peerless command. Jon Meoli,, "One for the future: Evaluating Orioles prospect Alex Wells," 12 July 2018 In attendance was Betty's backing band Funkhaus, several of her longtime friends, the peerless Erykah Badu, and even Swedish pop goddess Robyn. Joe Lynch, Billboard, "Erykah Badu Reads Message From Reclusive Funk Icon Betty Davis at Documentary Screening," 24 May 2018 Thompson would never say this, and it’s not said nearly enough: The rest of the Warriors are indebted to their unheralded star, for his thankless work, his egoless approach, and his peerless, timely shooting. Ben Golliver,, "The Warriors Cheat Death Again Thanks to Klay Thompson," 27 May 2018 Tom Wolfe, one of the great observers of the American scene — not least in his unique and peerless work at New York Magazine — died yesterday at 88, the Times has confirmed. Christopher Bonanos, Daily Intelligencer, "Tom Wolfe, Pioneer of New York and New Journalism, Dies at 88," 15 May 2018 Jane Pauley takes a tour of it its peerless collection of royal and ceremonial garments. CBS News, "This week on "Sunday Morning" (May 13)," 10 May 2018 This was a guy with a peerless track record, respected in the private sector. Benjamin Hart, Daily Intelligencer, "Ronan Farrow on the Sad State of American Diplomacy," 6 May 2018 In size and scope, the collection is almost peerless. Sam Kean, The Atlantic, "Artificial Intelligence Is Unlocking the Vatican's Secret Archives," 30 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of peerless

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of peerless

: having no equal : better than all others


peer·​less | \ˈpir-ləs \

Kids Definition of peerless

: having no equal

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