peerless

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj peerless eminent beyond or above comparison "matchless beauty","the team's nonpareil center fielder","she's one girl in a million","the one and only Muhammad Ali","a peerless scholar","infamy unmatched in the Western world","wrote with unmatchable clarity","unrivaled mastery of her art"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Peerless Having no peer or equal; matchless; superlative. "Her peerless feature.""Unvailed her peerless light."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • peerless Unequaled; having no peer or equal; unmatched.
    • peerless Synonyms Matchless, unsurpassed.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Peerless having no peer or equal: matchless
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Quotations

  • Jean Rostand
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    “Certain brief sentences are peerless in their ability to give one the feeling that nothing remains to be said.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. (Fr. pair),—L. par, paris, equal.

Usage

In literature:

Thy peerless beauty yet shall fade.
"Poetical Works of William Cullen Bryant" by William Cullen Bryant
The company gazed admiringly at Ruth, peerless in her beauty, the warm blood suffusing her cheeks.
"Daughters of the Revolution and Their Times" by Charles Carleton Coffin
Clarke's Viola the Twin and Imogen the Peerless, 166.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 5, January-June, 1852" by Various
One of them will kill thee and the other, and that man will gain a peerless mate.
"The Pirate Woman" by Aylward Edward Dingle
Separate, distinct, peerless in the universe; home of men, of his kind!
"The Passing of Ku Sui" by Anthony Gilmore
Yet these two, sitting here on this peerless summer day, skimmed over wide fields like gay butterflies.
"Hope Mills" by Amanda M. Douglas
It must be remembered that the peerless lad had just won his old comrades to the Mexican Republican cause.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
It is a slatternly bird, fouls its own nest and its peerless eggs.
"Birds Illustrated by Color Photograph, Volume 1, Number 2, February, 1897" by anonymous
The Angel of the Revolution, as we call her among ourselves, is peerless among the daughters of men.
"The Angel of the Revolution" by George Griffith
Oh how proud he was of the peerless girl that had grown so dear to him!
"Solaris Farm" by Milan C. Edson
And this is the fine gentleman who dares lift his eyes to the peerless Betty!
"Crestlands" by Mary Addams Bayne
How dared Si speak that way to such a peerless creature?
"Si Klegg, Book 5 (of 6) The Deacon's Adventures At Chattanooga In Caring For The Boys" by John McElroy
At length the peerless Laura entered, and, alas, poor Titian!
"Tales from "Blackwood"" by Various
Among all the ladies there she was the fairest and peerless.
"Historic Tales, Vol. XIII (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Or fair as Beauty's Queen, Peerless, immortal, shall thy form be seen?
"The Birth of the War-God" by Kalidasa
For it is precisely the charm of her coloring that is so peerless.
"A Captive of the Roman Eagles" by Felix Dahn
Pray for my soul, Sir Lancelot, as thou art peerless.
"Historic Tales, Vol 14 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Among the Keang she has distinguished place, For virtuous fame renowned, and peerless grace.
"The Wisdom of Confucius" by Epiphanius Wilson
He was no lover of lies, and to this peerless creature a lie would be doubly treacherous.
"The Gay Adventure" by Richard Bird
Eternity alone will reveal to the human race its debt of gratitude to the peerless and immortal name of Washington.
"The Life and Public Services of James A. Garfield" by Emma Elizabeth Brown
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In poetry:

Oh, is it any wonder,
Devoid of blight or flaw,
The peerless blooms of Eden
Our primal mother saw
In redolent beauty before her placed
So tempted fair Eve the fruit to taste?
"Apple Blossoms" by Hattie Howard
'Or 'neath the tam'rind's shelt'ring gloom,
Drank coolness wafted in perfume,
Fresh frae the shaddack's golden bloom,
As flutt'ring gay
Humm'd saft the bird o' peerless plume,
Frae spray to spray!
"The Scottish Muse" by Hector MacNeill
Ah! winding Forth! --- smooth wandering tide!
O' Strevlin's peerless plain the pride;
How pleas'd alang thy verdant side,
Whar floweries spring,
The muse her untaught numbers tried,
And learnt to sing!
"The Links O' Forth : Or, A Parting Peep At The Carse O' Sterling" by Hector MacNeill
Stephen, the Martyr, full of faith and fearless,
Smiled when his bruised lips could no longer pray,--
Smiled with a courage undismayed and peerless,--
Smiled!--and that smile is with me, night and day.
"Stephen--Saul" by John Oxenham
But what can courts discover more
Than these rude haunts have seen before,
Each fount and shady tree?
Have not these trees and fountains seen
The pride of courts, the winning mien
Of peerless Aylesbury?
"A Pastoral Ode. To the Hon. Sir Richard Lyttleton" by William Shenstone
I sit in the cloud and the darkness
Where I lost you, peerless one;
Your bright face shines upon fairer lands,
Like the dawning of the sun,
And what to you is the rustic youth,
You sometimes smiled upon.
"The Lady Maud" by Marietta Holley

In news:

Owner of Peerless Mill charged with terroristic threats.
Hutcheson family to get ownership of Rossville's Peerless Mill.
Norris peerless in May thanks to confidence, consistency.
Capitol Adds Peerless -AV's PeerTouch.
Capitol announced this week that it has reached a deal to distribute PeerTouch interactive presentation and collaboration products from Peerless -AV.
Peerless Coffee in Oakland keeps its history in mind.
Ndamukong Suh nearly peerless in toughness, talent.
Capitals 2011-12 season preview: The Peerless Prognosticator.
Capitals 2011-12 season preview: The Peerless Prognosticator .
A veteran of radio, TV and live streaming, Ellen K rates as this year's only Hollywood Walk of Fame honoree for radio, a recognition of her peerless co-hosting with Ryan Seacrest of L.A.'s top-rated KIIS-FM morning show.
Peerless-Premier Appliance Co. A stove manufacturer that cut 100 union jobs last year at its plant in Illinois, will relocate part of the plant from that state to Clinton, KY, U.S.
For more than 80 years, shoemaker Cole Haan has been a standard-bearer of fine footwear – and the go-to source for the peerless business wingtip .
Axelsson's creature features a Peerless tweeter and Vifa bass/midrange drivers.
Peerless HD Flow Wireless High Def.
Peerless Industries delivers a comprehensive online resource for installers, architects, designers, and the hands-on do-it-yourselfers.
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