un·​con·​quered ˌən-ˈkäŋ-kərd How to pronounce unconquered (audio)
: not overcome, defeated, or subjugated especially by military force : not conquered
unconquered territories

Examples of unconquered in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yet the earth’s poles remained unconquered. New York Times, 8 Jan. 2021 Vindolanda sits one mile south of Hadrian’s Wall, a 73-mile stone barrier constructed around 122 A.D. to mark the edge of the Roman Empire and defend against incursions by the unconquered tribes of Scotland, according to Encyclopedia Britannica. Alex Fox, Smithsonian Magazine, 19 May 2020 But one in particular, the bakery’s elaborate croissants, has remained unconquered. Paul Stephen, ExpressNews.com, 13 May 2020 The disease remains unconquered, killing tens of thousands of Americans every year, and hundreds of thousands in the rest of the world. Lawrence Wright, New York Times, 12 Mar. 2020 The Genesis Invitational begins Thursday at Riviera, a familiar and yet unconquered territory for the 44-year-old Woods. Juliakate E. Culpepper, Golfweek, 11 Feb. 2020 Yet a small part of us remains free and unconquered. John Matteson, The Atlantic, 1 Jan. 2020 Wounded Knee holds both the bloody abyss and the unconquered vision of this continent’s First Peoples. Julian Brave Noisecat, Harper's magazine, 5 Dec. 2019 In 1911, the Matterhorn's last remaining unconquered ridge, the Furggen, was ascended, and 20 years later, the north and south faces were climbed. Mark Jenkins, National Geographic, 1 Aug. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1549, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unconquered was in 1549

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“Unconquered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unconquered. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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