un·chal·lenged | \ ˌən-ˈcha-lənjd \

Definition of unchallenged 

: not questioned, disputed, or opposed : not challenged an unchallenged assumption unchallenged authority … modes of thinking that have gone unchallenged since the time of Newton, Descartes, and even Aristotle. —James Bailey

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This assertion goes unchallenged in the piece, despite bizarre tweets that clearly indicate the tweeter would be Bottini, not Colangelo. Marcus Hayes, Philly.com, "Could Bryan Colangelo have saved his job if he handled Twittergate differently, throwing his wife under the bus? | Marcus Hayes," 9 June 2018 The claim went unchallenged by the show's host, Charles Payne. Yvonne Wingett Sanchez, azcentral, "Fox News cuts ties with retired general who called POW John McCain 'Songbird John'," 11 May 2018 Hitters these days focus on power, not contact, and defensive shifts go essentially unchallenged by slap hits or bunts. Jack Dickey, SI.com, "Ichiro Suzuki Gave Baseball a Model of Consistency and Understated Excellence," 4 May 2018 States’ pre-existing credit-for-donation programs, which had proliferated in recent years, had gone largely unchallenged by the IRS. Richard Rubin, WSJ, "As Treasury Targets Workarounds to Tax Law, Impact May Extend Beyond High-Tax States," 27 June 2018 With no public debates, Brown's stay-the-course agenda has gone unchallenged by other Democrats who could make the case for a different direction. Hillary Borrud, OregonLive.com, "Kate Brown poised for easy win in Democratic primary, thanks to union support," 5 May 2018 No Twitter or Facebook then, so radio's status as a news and entertainment media source remained largely unchallenged. Billboard, "Eerie Waves: Memories of an Abandoned Radio Home, From Dido to Whitesnake's David Coverdale (& the Incredible Hulk)," 6 July 2018 An earlier modification to the board, in 1972, went unchallenged. Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Supreme Court gives Milwaukee police greater voice on pension board," 6 July 2018 Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, said that a review by its historians found problems with assertions in last week’s agreement that were presented as unchallenged facts. Noga Tarnopolsky, latimes.com, "Israel's Holocaust memorial says agreement between Israeli and Polish leaders includes deceptions," 5 July 2018

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circa 1639, in the meaning defined above

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