Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or quality of being matchless; peerlessness.

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  • noun The state or condition of being matchless.

Etymologies

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matchless +‎ -ness

Examples

  • But, this one indiscretion apart, they are a model corps for blood, for dash, for perfect social accord, for the finest horseflesh in the kingdom, and the best president at a mess-table that ever drilled the cook to matchlessness, and made the ice dry, and the old burgundies, the admired of all newcomers.

    Under Two Flags

  • Despite man’s matchlessness and indescribable worth among creatures, some human beings die at birth and some quite young.

    the truth about life after death

  • a matchlessness of its own in Israeli politics - her strident criticism of Olmert's ill-fated adventure in Lebanon, a healthy reservation about too martial a saber rattling against Iran, and her spearheading every negotiation effort with the Palestinians for years, she seems to have both the stature and the moxie to inherit Ehud Olmert and tread in Golda Meir's footsteps as Israel's second woman Prime Minister.

    The Agonist - thoughtful, global, timely

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