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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Giving opportunities to Oladipo's teammates is a risky play, especially after Bogdanovic went 2-of-10 on uncontested looks and Darren Collision went just 2-of-9. Chris Fedor, cleveland.com, "How Cleveland Cavaliers may be able to slow down Victor Oladipo in Game 2," 18 Apr. 2018 Enough with the circus plays and uncontested dunks. Sam Amick, USA TODAY, "Team LeBron storms back to defeat Team Steph in revamped NBA All-Star Game," 18 Feb. 2018 The major party primaries were largely uncontested in Utah, as were several third-party primaries. Lucy Diavolo, Teen Vogue, "2018 Midterm Primaries: New York, Utah, Oklahoma, Maryland, and Colorado," 27 June 2018 And West, a candidate for District 42 state senator, was uncontested in the primary. Libby Solomon, baltimoresun.com, "Dems Guyton, Hebbar will face GOP candidates Mangione, Robinson in general election for District 42B," 27 June 2018 Hogan, who was uncontested in the primary, also has a big fundraising edge over Jealous. Washington Post, "Maryland’s Jealous ready to climb political ‘Everest’," 27 June 2018 District 2 has two candidates, Republican John Liao and Democrat Opel Jones, who are uncontested in the primary. Kate Magill, Columbia Flier, "Field is crowded in race for Howard County Council," 12 June 2018 The 80-year-old parliament speaker, Nabih Berri, a Shiite who has held the post for more than 25 years, is running virtually uncontested. Sarah El Deeb, Fox News, "7 things to know about Lebanon's parliament elections," 5 May 2018 Incumbent Council Members Michael McLeod and Ron Raymaker both ran uncontested, and each easily won re-election with 100 percent of votes cast. Michelle Iracheta, Houston Chronicle, "Incumbent Wheeler wins 2nd term as Shenandoah mayor," 5 May 2018

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1683, in the meaning defined above

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