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[uhn-ig-zam-puh ld, -zahm-]
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  1. unprecedented; unparalleled; unlike anything previously known: unexampled kindness; unexampled depravity.

Origin of unexampled

First recorded in 1600–10; un-1 + example + -ed2
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Examples from the Web for unexampled

Historical Examples

  • This was a thing as unexampled as the other circumstances of the battle.

    The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson

    Robert Southey

  • A condition of unexampled friendship this, of complete oneness.

    The Book of Khalid

    Ameen Rihani

  • Her magnanimity, he tells us, is unexampled, and her fatalism pathetic.

    The Book of Khalid

    Ameen Rihani

  • All the circumstances of the case have been unexampled in history.

  • In appearance he was almost as unique as his place in history is unexampled.

British Dictionary definitions for unexampled


  1. without precedent or parallel
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