Origin of unless
Examples from the Web for unless
Unless there is a court decision that changes our law, we are OK.
In some ways I never got out of that unless realizing… well, that kind of seals it off.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Unless Cuba sends them back, you might consider following the now lifted embargo with your own personal boycott.
Unless you were in China on November 11, you might have missed it.
Unless there is “a clear national security or law enforcement need,” the bias would lean toward disclosure.
Unless they give satisfaction thai schul be depper dampned then Judas Scarioth.A History of The Inquisition of The Middle Ages; volume II|Henry Charles Lea
I have put myself out of sorts for the day, and shall go and walk, unless the direction of this sets me up again.The Letters of Charles Dickens|Charles Dickens
I expect to know very shortly; and the moment I know I will try to inform you, unless I am forbidden.The Mystery of the Sea|Bram Stoker
Eagle-head saw that, unless he made a desperate effort, he would be lost, and he attempted it.The Tiger-Slayer|Gustave Aimard
I shan't see you again for ever so long, Yorick, unless you and Bessy change your minds and come up earlier.It Never Can Happen Again|William De Morgan
Word Origin for unless
mid-15c., earlier onlesse, from on lesse (than) "on a less condition (than)," the first syllable originally on, but the negative connotation and the lack of stress changed it to un-.