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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On the bottom: A vibrant and diverse state with an economy that rivals some countries, renowned for its cultural contributions and an unparalleled natural landscape. Nestor Ramos, BostonGlobe.com, "Why did Mass. tumble in US News rankings? Frankly, we’re still not sure," 7 Mar. 2018 From the fiery f-bomber Gordon Ramsay, to plate-throwing empire-builders like Joël Robuchon, who has racked up an unparalleled 31 Michelin stars internationally, chefs find that one star can explode into a galaxy. Casey Quackenbush / Hong Kong, Time, "'We're Not Educated.' The Untold Story of Lung King Heen, the World's First Michelin Three-Star Chinese Restaurant," 12 July 2018 So in 2008, at the age of 19, Berry picked up the hammer throw for the first time—and quickly discovered an unparalleled passion and aptitude for the sport. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "Olympic Hammer Thrower Gwen Berry Shares Her Intense Training Regimen," 12 July 2018 Our students’ well-being is our number one priority, as USC remains committed to providing an unparalleled education, complete with world class faculty, cutting-edge research opportunities, and an engaging campus environment. Alex Bhattacharji, Town & Country, "Can USC Survive Scandal and Shed Its Spoiled-Kid Reputation Once and For All?," 10 July 2018 In times of past uncertainty Abramovich's unparalleled wealth was enough to coax a top player or manager into signing - this is no longer the case. SI.com, "The Mounting Uncertainty at Chelsea Has Seen the Club Relinquish Their Top 4 Birthright," 9 July 2018 Duncan, for all of his unparalleled excellence, was prone to occasional pangs of self-doubt. Mike Finger, San Antonio Express-News, "Parker’s pride drove Spurs until the end," 6 July 2018 Pharmacy benefit managers make their unparalleled high profits in five ways, only one of which is an honest business practice. Scott Knoer, STAT, "What does PBM stand for? In Ohio (and elsewhere), it’s programs bilking millions," 29 June 2018 For a restful, refined stay before your Galápagos expedition, Casa Gangotena, a stunning converted mansion, is an unparalleled choice in the historic center of Quito, which was named the first Unesco World Heritage site in 1978. Alexandra Kirkman, Fortune, "Visit the Galapagos Like a Royal," 23 June 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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