unconquered

adjective
un·​con·​quered | \ ˌən-ˈkäŋ-kərd How to pronounce unconquered (audio) \

Definition of unconquered

: 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 a small part of us remains free and unconquered. John Matteson, The Atlantic, "One Way the New Little Women Film Is Radical," 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, "Perhaps the World Ends Here," 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, "How the pursuit of one European peak gave rise to modern mountaineering," 1 Aug. 2019 The chances that any of the eight climbers missing after trying to scale an unconquered peak in the remote Indian Himalayas are still alive are virtually non-existent, an Indian official told NBC News Tuesday. NBC News, "Survival chances fade for missing mountaineering group in Himalayas," 4 June 2019 The auto industry and Silicon Valley are locked in a battle for control of one of the last unconquered screens: your car dashboard display. William Boston, WSJ, "The Battle for the Last Unconquered Screen—The One in Your Car," 6 Apr. 2019 While other experienced mountaineers repeated ascents of Himalayan and Andean peaks for speed records, Mr. Beckey roamed North America in search of unconquered summits and routes considered too difficult to climb. Robert D. Mcfadden, New York Times, "Fred Beckey, Conqueror and Chronicler of North American Peaks, Dies at 94," 31 Oct. 2017 The following year, however, Mr. Beckey’s reputation in American climbing cratered during an international expedition on Lhotse, an unconquered peak in the Himalayas. Harrison Smith, Washington Post, "Fred Beckey, ‘dirtbag’ mountaineer who scaled untrodden peaks, dies at 94," 31 Oct. 2017 The counterterrorism forces adopted a new strategy, pushing through the middle of the unconquered territory. Asa Fitch, WSJ, "Islamic State Turned Desperate in Mosul Fight, Iraqis Say," 13 July 2017

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First Known Use of unconquered

1549, in the meaning defined above

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13 Jan 2020

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“Unconquered.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unconquered. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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