un·​par·​al·​leled | \ ˌən-ˈper-ə-ˌleld How to pronounce unparalleled (audio) , -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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Recent Examples on the Web This vast online reach offered Trump an online megaphone that was unparalleled in American politics. Author: Tony Romm, Josh Dawsey, Anchorage Daily News, "Trump scrambles to find new social network after Twitter ban, as White House prepares to blast big tech," 10 Jan. 2021 Such consistency is unparalleled, even among YouTube’s biggest stars. Mark Bergen, Bloomberg.com, "The North Carolina Kid Who Cracked YouTube’s Secret Code," 22 Dec. 2020 Three notable incidents aside, the world’s current nuclear plants have compiled an unparalleled record of safety in the process of generating 10 percent of global electricity. William Levin, National Review, "We Have Time to Prevent Climate Change," 15 Dec. 2020 Florida does not have a governor, but pestilence does, and in this respect DeSantis has served his only non-Trump constituency with an ardor unparalleled in his career. Jeb Lund, The New Republic, "Ron DeSantis Is TNR’s 2020 Scoundrel of the Year," 29 Dec. 2020 The number of people who lost their lives in 2020 is unparalleled. Mike Brest, Washington Examiner, "Remembering those who died in 2020 as the year comes to an end," 29 Dec. 2020 Donald Trump won a massive landslide victory unparalleled in the history of this country. Alan Judd, ajc, "Amid personal turmoil, libel lawyer Lin Wood goes on the attack for Trump," 18 Dec. 2020 Implicating soldiers in the case would be difficult for President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who praises and relies on the army to a degree unparalleled in recent Mexican history. Maria Verza, Star Tribune, "Parents of missing Mexico students want answers 6 years on," 24 Sep. 2020 The scope of collective grief and isolation is unparalleled in recent history, said Deborah Serani, a psychologist and adjunct professor at Adelphi University in New York. Marisa Gerber Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Column One: Three daughters mourn fathers in a sisterhood of grief," 9 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of unparalleled

1601, in the meaning defined above

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“Unparalleled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unparalleled. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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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 How to pronounce unparalleled (audio) \

Kids Definition of unparalleled

: having no counterpart or equal an unparalleled celebration

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