un·​bro·​ken | \ ˌən-ˈbrō-kən How to pronounce unbroken (audio) \

Definition of unbroken

: not broken: such as
a : whole, intact unbroken skin
b : continuous miles of unbroken forest
c : not subdued : untamed especially : not trained for service or use unbroken colts
d : not violated
e : not plowed
f : not disorganized advanced in unbroken ranks

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Examples of unbroken in a Sentence

an unbroken row of trees eight hours of unbroken sleep The band has had an unbroken string of hits. The Olympic record he set is still unbroken.
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Recent Examples on the Web At that point Roth entered his long major phase, the almost unbroken string of successes that ran until The Plot Against America (2004) and Everyman. Michael Gorra, The New York Review of Books, "Philip’s Theater," 23 Mar. 2021 Greeks should take pride in being uncommonly sneaky, and as the latest link in that long, unbroken chain of Greek Craftiness, Greeks should march into the British Museum and take back the marbles that were stolen from us 120 years ago. Georgia Garvey, chicagotribune.com, "Column: Greeks, get crafty and get those Parthenon Marbles back," 22 Mar. 2021 An unbroken string of successes stretched out from that auspicious event. Steve Donoghue, The Christian Science Monitor, "Tom Stoppard’s friends have nothing but good things to say about him," 8 Mar. 2021 With an unbroken string of daily news conferences in the spring, Mr. Cuomo had earned plaudits for a steady demeanor and a just-the-facts approach. New York Times, "As Outcry Over Nursing Homes Grows, Cuomo Lashes Out at Critics," 19 Feb. 2021 This tag-team wealth redistribution continued like an unbroken chain until there were no presents left. John Kelly, Washington Post, "Winner, winner, turkey dinner: Let me share my Thanksgiving breakthrough," 6 Dec. 2020 To protect both efficacy and safety, most vaccines need to be maintained at a specific temperature in a seamless unbroken cold-chain from the manufacturer to the point of use. Toby Peters, Wired, "A Possible Covid Vaccine Means It's Time to Fix Cold Chains," 11 Nov. 2020 It is filmed in one unbroken shot, without dialogue or music; its choreography of silence and motion, solitude and togetherness is like something out of Fellini. Helen Rosner, The New Yorker, "The Timeless Fantasy of Stanley Tucci Eating Italian Food," 27 Mar. 2021 As Israel emerged from its fourth election in two years with the country's persistent political deadlock seemingly unbroken, an unlikely figure emerged as a potential kingmaker in the Jewish state: an Arab Islamist politician and former dentist. Saphora Smith, NBC News, "With Netanyahu's fate on the line, Arab party could hold keys to Israel's next government," 26 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of unbroken

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Unbroken.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unbroken. Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unbroken

: not damaged or broken
: not interrupted
of a record : not beaten or improved upon : not surpassed


un·​bro·​ken | \ ˌən-ˈbrō-kən How to pronounce unbroken (audio) \

Kids Definition of unbroken

1 : not damaged : whole
2 : not interrupted : continuous unbroken sleep
3 : not tamed for use an unbroken colt


un·​bro·​ken | \ -ˈbrō-kən How to pronounce unbroken (audio) \

Medical Definition of unbroken

: not broken unbroken skin

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