un·shak·en | \ˌən-ˈshā-kən \

Definition of unshaken 

: not weakened or shaken : firm, fixed … saw a flock around him whose faith in him was still unshaken— George Eliot

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America’s food giants are shedding a generation of CEOs at a remarkable rate, the culmination of years of bleak sales in an industry that until recently, had gone unshaken for half a century. Jacob Bunge, WSJ, "Food Companies Churn Through CEOs, Desperate for Fresh Ideas," 29 May 2018 The Rockets’ quiet confidence has been unshaken throughout the season. Jerome Solomon, San Francisco Chronicle, "Rockets better than Warriors — on paper," 10 May 2018 Taggart left no hand unshaken and posed for nearly every picture when flanked by FSU fans at a Seminoles block party event that drew about 768 fans and boosters at Harry Buffalo, 129 West Church Street, on Thursday night. Safid Deen, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Willie Taggart impresses Orlando's FSU fans with enthusiasm in new era of Seminoles football," 4 May 2018 Amazon and Netflix rely on investors’ unshaken belief that they are headed for world domination. The Economist, "Big tech is growing, but so is investors’ caution," 26 Apr. 2018 However, President Carter remained unshaken in his confidence and determination. sandiegouniontribune.com, "Sadat, Begin sign peace treaty," 26 Mar. 2018 Most grocery stores, however, seem fairly unshaken by the news. Lucinda Shen, Fortune, "Amazon Just Got a Lot More Aggressive With Whole Foods Market," 8 Feb. 2018 Even as a dispute over some of the money raised online for the victims of the attack stands unresolved, support for the three men and their families remains unshaken. Shane Dixon Kavanaugh, OregonLive.com, "Three MAX heroes are The Oregonian/OregonLive's 2017 Newsmakers of the Year," 31 Dec. 2017 With a preternatural confidence oddly unshaken by the last months, pundits once again claim that Trump is sure to fail. Daniel Politi, Slate Magazine, "This Week in Trump: Kompromat, Conflicts, and Cabinet Battles," 19 Jan. 2017

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1548, in the meaning defined above

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to reject or criticize sharply

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