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 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, "Ancient Leather ‘Mouse’ Highlights the Romans’ Sense of Humor," 19 May 2020 But one in particular, the bakery’s elaborate croissants, has remained unconquered. Paul Stephen, ExpressNews.com, "The ambitious dishes San Antonio cooks are tackling in their extra coronavirus-era time at home: macarons, croissants, char siu pork, masterful meatloaf," 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, "Lawrence Wright’s New Pandemic Novel Wasn’t Supposed to Be Prophetic," 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, "Tiger Woods: Getting win No. 83 at Riviera would be meaningful," 11 Feb. 2020 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

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First Known Use of unconquered

1549, in the meaning defined above

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“Unconquered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unconquered. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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