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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

Examples of unchallenged in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Artemisia’s account contains the unchallenged idea that children do not want control. Anne Enright, The New York Review of Books, "Wanting Wrong," 6 July 2020 Payton is a husband, father, and hard-working state senator who is running unchallenged for reelection. Ariana Romero, refinery29.com, "The Politician Finale Dropped A Major Clue About Payton’s Big Season 3 Race," 25 June 2020 Armed white men are allowed to stand on the steps of government buildings and protest that their liberty is being stepped on, unchallenged by law enforcement. Time, "How Black Police Officers Are Struggling Between Two Worlds After George Floyd's Death," 9 June 2020 Picking the offense suggests that Fields is my pick for the Heisman Trophy to go along with Davis going unchallenged at right guard. Stephen Means, cleveland, "Which side of the ball will have more All-Big Ten, All-American selections: What’s more likely for Ohio State football?," 6 May 2020 Until Wednesday night, however, Bloomberg had been able to steer clear of the Democratic fray and make his electability argument largely unchallenged. Michael Luo, The New Yorker, "Elizabeth Warren Makes Her Electability Argument at Michael Bloomberg’s Expense," 20 Feb. 2020 El-Sissi won the vote virtually unchallenged and was reelected. Washington Post, "Egypt frees ex-general arrested after challenging president," 22 Dec. 2019 But all that starts on Saturday, in the PPV with Porter, who not only can boast of 30 victories, 17 knockouts and a suffocating fight style, but who also described Spence as unchallenged and arrogant in the lead up. Greg Bishop, SI.com, "The Future Is Now for Errol Spence Jr.," 26 Sep. 2019 So many industries and gatekeepers used to being unchallenged are now negotiating a world where all kinds of voices are heard thanks in part to social media. Victoria Namkung, Longreads, "‘I Was Interested in the People Who Are Stuck With These Memories.’," 19 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of unchallenged

circa 1639, in the meaning defined above

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“Unchallenged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unchallenged. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of unchallenged

: not questioned or doubted : not challenged

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