un·​con·​test·​ed | \ ˌən-kən-ˈte-stəd , -ˈkän-ˌte-\

Definition of uncontested

: not disputed or challenged : not contested the uncontested winner an uncontested election an uncontested divorce an uncontested layup in basketball

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The Sixers went 19-of-48 on uncontested shots Monday night. Sarah Todd, Philly.com, "Sixers struggled with uncontested and three-point shots in Game 1 vs. Boston," 1 May 2018 The 19-year-old from Wisconsin was victorious in the state primary in August and ran uncontested to represent Milwaukee's 16th District, according to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "20 Big Firsts and Historic Wins from the 2018 Midterm Elections," 7 Nov. 2018 As more polls closed at 7:00 p.m., uncontested House races in Virginia and Georgia resulted in three more winners. Lucy Diavolo, Teen Vogue, "2018 Midterm Congressional Election Results: Which Party Is Winning the House and the Senate?," 7 Nov. 2018 Vanessa Trump, who married Trump Jr. in 2005, filed in March for an uncontested divorce, meaning there likely won't be a fight over custody or assets in the couple's split. Maeve Mcdermott, USA TODAY, "Vanessa Trump defends her ex Donald Trump Jr. and new flame Kimberly Guilfoyle," 22 June 2018 Further down the ballot, in an uncontested race, January Contreras won the Democratic nomination for state attorney general. Celeste Katz, Glamour, "Florida's Wait for a Woman Governor Continues, but Diversity Still Wins," 29 Aug. 2018 That’s also a big reason behind his belief that Breed should be allowed to run uncontested in the November 2019 election, which would allow her a full term to implement meaningful changes. Dominic Fracassa, SFChronicle.com, "Now-former SF Mayor Farrell looks back on short term, future of city," 12 July 2018 At the countywide level, in 2014 the Democratic candidate Courtney Watson ran uncontested and received 21,469 votes in the primary. Kate Magill, Columbia Flier, "Field is crowded in race for Howard County Council," 12 June 2018 This year, only one legislative race is uncontested by Democrats. Dustin Gardiner, azcentral, "In wake of #RedForEd, first-time candidates flood races for Arizona Legislature," 4 June 2018

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: not having or involving disagreement, argument, or opposition

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