un·​par·​al·​leled | \ˌən-ˈper-ə-ˌleld, -ləld, -ˈpa-rə-\

Definition of unparalleled 

: having no parallel especially : having no equal or match : unique in kind or quality

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Examples of unparalleled in a Sentence

War crimes of this type are unparalleled in history. The new telescope offers an unparalleled opportunity to conduct research. Her knowledge of the subject is unparalleled.
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It must be said that for a keenly intelligent statesman of stirring, almost unparalleled, private eloquence, public speaking was not exactly a strong suit. WSJ, "Notable & Quotable: The Real George H.W. Bush," 5 Dec. 2018 The nature here is also unparalleled, regardless of the season: canopies of cherry blossoms in spring, verdant gardens and bamboo groves in summer, backdrops of kaleidoscopic trees in autumn, and silent dustings of snow in winter. Caitlin Morton, Condé Nast Traveler, "14 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Kyoto," 23 Jan. 2018 Hurricane Michael hit Florida's northwestern coast with a strength unparalleled in the history of the region. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Hurricane Michael Unearths Ships Destroyed in 1899 Hurricane," 22 Oct. 2018 And some of them are wholly unparalleled in humanizing the challenges America faces in 2018 — with regard to education, race, domestic violence, policing, young people, the free press, the machinations of political elites, and more. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "5 great social issues documentaries that help explain America in 2018," 24 Aug. 2018 At once intimate and unparalleled in its grandeur, the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum draws on the vast art collection of its eponymous (and eccentric) founder, who had thirst for travel, bohemian life, and fine luxuries of ancient cultures. Elizabeth Wellington, Condé Nast Traveler, "16 Best Things to Do in Boston," 2 Aug. 2018 Well, there is no question, Sean, that the hatred towards this president is unparalleled in American history. Fox News, "Steve Bannon: 2018 midterm is a referendum on the Trump presidency," 28 July 2018 California’s unparalleled success is largely thanks to CMQCC’s toolkits, which outline standardized response protocols to the most common and preventable causes of in-hospital maternal mortality. Olivia Campbell, SELF, "How California Cut Its Maternal Death Rate in Half," 9 Aug. 2018 JR Nation unparalleled to anything else in NASCAR, even still, and possibly in all of sports. Michelle R. Martinelli, For The Win, "The biggest turning point in Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Steve Letarte's relationship," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of unparalleled

1601, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of unparalleled

: not found elsewhere : never seen or experienced before

: having no equal : better or greater than anyone or anything else


un·​par·​al·​leled | \ˌən-ˈper-ə-ˌleld \

Kids Definition of unparalleled

: having no counterpart or equal an unparalleled celebration

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