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
Myers was able to escape unscathed, but not without some controversy.
During Hurricane Sandy in 2012, their house emerged unscathed while basements in surrounding houses were flooded by the Paerdegat Basin.
The boy walked away mostly unscathed, treated for scratches from the fall, but the slide in question remains closed.
The Timbers were never much of an offensive threat in the final 45 minutes, but the Sounders didn’t quite get away unscathed.
Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott, Jr., said while his city made it through the session relatively unscathed, the Legislature's actions could hurt Hoosiers.
One batter later, Kleist and the Ducks were out of the inning unscathed after a harmless dribbler to second.
Texas A&M unscathed by draft Unranked by ESPN.com, Texas A&M nonetheless is expected to improve on last year’s 16-15 mark.
Aside from minor head injuries, Sullivan is 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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