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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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Because Dries operates outside trends, these clothes are also peerless. Vogue, "Vogue Editors Share Their Favorite Fashion Shows of the Year," 28 Dec. 2018 Esherick wanted a simple one-bedroom house—and that’s what Kahn delivered, with a peerless level of detail. Asad Syrkett, Curbed, "Year in Curbed: The best of House Calls," 26 Dec. 2018 Web-slinging boils down to a limited simple set of buttons, and these, combined with Insomniac's graceful inclusion of idiot-proof timing windows, make the act of sailing across Manhattan feel peerless in gaming. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Spider-Man PS4 review: Does whatever a spider can—and then some," 4 Sep. 2018 What a thrill to see this peerless artist still showing the way, still sending shivers up your spine, still demonstrating that all contemporary music needs right now is the voice. Jennifer Earl, Fox News, "Aretha Franklin's iconic moments, from 'Respect' to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame," 16 Aug. 2018 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

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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 How to pronounce peerless (audio) \

Kids Definition of peerless

: having no equal

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