Origin and Etymology of unless
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Recent Examples of unless from the Web
No two ingredients are repeated on the daily changing menu (unless an ingredient is something like truffles or caviar).
However, the State Department this week said the U.S. had no plans to shift its broader policy of refusing to negotiate with the North unless Pyongyang is willing to talk about giving up its nuclear weapons.
May 1, 2018, is the last day households can apply for benefits unless the household is utility heated and has a shut off notice for its primary source of heat.
And the odds are high that whoever takes over Cochran’s old seat won’t resemble him very much — unless another former Ole Miss cheerleader is available.
Polls indicate that around 80 percent of Americans across all political parties were opposed to the repeal, which will potentially allow broadband companies to refuse access to websites unless additional fees are paid.
But the Corps disagreed and refused to dredge the shipping channel in 2015 and 2016 unless the state paid to dispose of the sediment.
Don't start the car unless the exhaust pipe and radiator grill are clear.
The winter weather outlook: California's dismally dry autumn paints a bleak outlook for the state's rainy season, unless the weather this winter makes a big about-face.
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