What does the word unprecedented mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Unexampled.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Unprecedentedly.

Usage examples for unprecedented

  1. It was an unprecedented thing. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. " In view of this grave and unprecedented outrage," he said, " the House may be assured that His Majesty's Government will take without delay appropriate steps to vindicate the authority of the law and to protect officers and servants of the King and His Majesty's subjects in the exercise of their duties and in the enjoyment of their legal rights." – Punch, or the London Charivari, May 6, 1914 by Various
  3. For his conduct is an unprecedented warning and contrary to all democracy. – The Orations of Lysias by Lysias
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