Definition of unscathed
: wholly unharmed : not injured
Examples of unscathed in a Sentence
She escaped from the wreckage unscathed.
The administration was left relatively unscathed by the scandal.
Recent Examples of unscathed from the Web
Yet, at the end of all that, liberalism, progressivism, and socialism survived largely unscathed.
But after a speech in Poland that was widely praised except for a few liberal pundits, Trump came out of the one-on-one unscathed.
LOSERS Asset managers: While money managers emerged relatively unscathed from the FCA’s review, there is a price to pay.
In a separate incident in Alaska, a man survived unscathed after a bear climbed on top of him, wildlife officials said.
But its ubiquity combined with its relative inexpensiveness has allowed the product to survive mostly unscathed.
While some folks manage to escape the warmer months relatively unscathed — err, unbitten — others aren't quite so lucky.
Their players made 33 trips to the DL, and among their starting pitchers, only Kenta Maeda emerged unscathed.
Shrem himself appeared at first to have gotten away unscathed.
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Can you be scathed instead of unscathed?
We often hear of a person coming through some difficult circumstance, or dangerous endeavor, and “emerging unscathed,” yet we rarely hear of anyone “emerging scathed.” Why is this? Scathe is a word: it may function as a noun (“harm, injury”) or as a verb (“to do harm to,” “to assail with withering denunciation”). It is not as commonly found as it once was, and now primarily serves as the basis for the adjective scathing (“bitterly severe”) or for the latter portion of unscathed. So you can say that someone “emerged scathed” if you wish, but be advised that it will have a curiously archaic sound to it.
First Known Use of unscathed
UNSCATHED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of unscathed for English Language Learners
: not hurt, harmed, or damaged
UNSCATHED Defined for Kids
Definition of unscathed for Students
: completely without harm or injury They emerged from the wreckage unscathed.
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