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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
Recent Examples on the Web Sounds like a job for a great negotiator, some peerless practitioner of the art of the deal. Kevin D. Williamson, National Review, "How to Deal with the Counterfeit Goods Problem," 22 Dec. 2019 But with its racy styling, glued handling and standard features, the Si is a peerless $25,000 performance value. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "The racy Honda Civic Si just wants to have fun (auto review)," 7 Dec. 2019 After outscoring their first three opponents 150-14, the Cougars appear to be peerless. 2. Matt Schubert, The Denver Post, "Colorado Prep Football Power 20, Week 4: It’s Pine Creek’s time to shine," 19 Sep. 2019 The result is an energizing conceit: Darbyshire, who acknowledges responsibility for running the coup—and who calmly admits to having had Mossadegh’s chief of police killed—is animated by Fiennes’s flinty glamour and peerless dramatic chops. Rebecca Mead, The New Yorker, "Ralph Fiennes Channels a Real Spook," 14 Oct. 2019 More Film Reviews There’s another reason for the film’s immediacy, one that springs from Mr. Jenkins’s strategy for honoring a singular book by a peerless American writer. Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, "‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ Review: Love Hoping for Justice," 13 Dec. 2018 Even though the peerless Carroll O’Connor (as Archie) and Jean Stapleton (as his wife, Edith) have died, Rob Reiner and Sally Struthers remain vital links to the 1970s landmark, a show that changed TV forever. Hal Boedeker,, "After ‘Roseanne,’ where’s Archie Bunker’s grandson?," 31 Mar. 2018 Toni Morrison, the Nobel laureate, Pulitzer Prize winner, and peerless American author, died on Monday at the age of 88. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "Remembering the Peerless Toni Morrison," 6 Aug. 2019 Kidman, an Oscar winner and frequent nominee, is also renowned for her peerless wig versatility. Sangeeta Singh-kurtz, Quartzy, "A brief history of Nicole Kidman’s iconic wigs," 22 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of peerless

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Peerless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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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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