un·​sur·​passed | \ ˌən-sər-ˈpast How to pronounce unsurpassed (audio) \

Definition of unsurpassed

: not exceeded by anything else : not surpassed unsurpassed beauty

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Examples of unsurpassed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What Sidewalk presented as a community of unsurpassed environmental standards and a new approach to urban design was swiftly characterized as a dystopian surveillance city by many people in the technology world. New York Times, "Google Sibling Abandons Ambitious City of the Future in Toronto," 7 May 2020 Eight years, two homes and three kids later, my ties to the community and familiarity with homes in the area is unsurpassed. Rebecca Maitland, Houston Chronicle, "Realtor of the Week: Tabatha Urech focuses on Memorial West," 25 Apr. 2020 For someone who built his political image on his unsurpassed authority, this was a particularly bad outcome. Ginia Bellafante, New York Times, "Is It Too Soon to Write Off Michael Bloomberg?," 11 Mar. 2020 Most endorsements don’t matter, but that one did — Clyburn has unsurpassed credibility with fellow African Americans in his state. Joe Garofoli, SFChronicle.com, "Bernie Sanders’ challenge: Win friends and influence Democrats," 4 Mar. 2020 The intense, unflinching depiction of World War I trench warfare remains unsurpassed. NBC News, "Kirk Douglas was a legend. You can see why in these 9 movies.," 6 Feb. 2020 His 74-game winning streak in 2004 remains unsurpassed. Julia Jacobs, New York Times, "Greatest of All Time on ‘Jeopardy!’: Who Won Game 1?," 7 Jan. 2020 Even though its on-road manners are unrefined compared to modern crossover SUVs, the Jeep Wrangler offers unsurpassed capability when pavement turns to dirt. Washington Post, "Edmunds: Best cars for achieving your New Year’s resolutions," 1 Jan. 2020 That’s just the beginning of the enticing and unmatched luxury and unsurpassed level of design waiting in a Los Gatos hillside estate. Monica Lander, The Mercury News, "Sponsored: One of a Kind: Los Gatos hillside estate delivers luxury and grand design," 16 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of unsurpassed

circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unsurpassed was circa 1775

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“Unsurpassed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsurpassed. Accessed 31 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of unsurpassed

somewhat formal : better or greater than anyone or anything else


un·​sur·​passed | \ ˌən-sər-ˈpast \

Kids Definition of unsurpassed

: not exceeded (as in excellence)

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