That outbreak stands as an unmatched record of resistance in modern military history.
The Alaskan continues her unmatched mastery of the press—getting them to slavishly follow her Tour to Nowhere.
Our brave men and women in uniform, tempered by the flames of battle, are unmatched in skill and courage.
He was present at the creation of the Obama campaign and managed the 21-month venture with unmatched drive and strategic focus.
Last week saw yet another example of the Alaskan's unmatched skills in media manipulation.
Such a restricted distribution for a distinct species of trees is unmatched in the annals of botany.
He was that creature of unmatched vanity, a young man with his first job.
Even on the score of physical beauty they were not unmatched.
"The freakish beauty of your perfect, unmatched eyes," he prompted.
Greece, after such a reversion to the elemental, will appear to us in her unmatched simplicity and beauty.
"stick for striking fire," late 14c., macche, "wick of a candle or lamp," from Old French meiche "wick of a candle," from Vulgar Latin *micca/*miccia (cf. Catalan metxa, Spanish mecha, Italian miccia), probably ultimately from Latin myxa, from Greek myxa "lamp wick," originally "mucus," based on notion of wick dangling from the spout of a lamp like snot from a nostril, from PIE root *meug- "slimy, slippery" (see mucus). Modern spelling is from mid-15c. (English snot also had a secondary sense of "snuff of a candle, burnt part of a wick" from late 14c., surviving at least to late 19c. in northern dialects.)
Meaning "piece of cord or splinter of wood soaked in sulfur, used for lighting fires, lamps, candles, etc." is from 1530. First used 1831 for the modern type of wooden friction match, and competed with lucifer for much of 19c. as the name for this invention.
"one of a pair, an equal," Old English mæcca, "companion, mate, one of a pair, wife, husband, one suited to another, an equal," from gemæcca, from Proto-Germanic *gamakon "fitting well together" (cf. Old Saxon gimaco "fellow, equal," Old High German gimah "comfort, ease," Middle High German gemach "comfortable, quiet," German gemach "easy, leisurely"), from PIE root *mak-/*mag- "to fit" (see make (v.)). Middle English sense of "matching adversary, person able to contend with another" (c.1300) led to sporting meaning "contest," first attested 1540s.
"to join one to another" (originally especially in marriage), late 14c., from match (n.2). Meaning "to place (one) in conflict with (another)" is from c.1400. That of "to pair with a view to fitness" is from 1520s; that of "to be equal to" is from 1590s. Related: Matched; matching.