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Better than everyone or everything of the same type:‘the paper's coverage of foreign news is unrivalled’
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- ‘One of WHO's comparative advantages is its unrivalled reputation in setting global standards.’
- ‘He was with the Holcombe for 40 years - a record unrivalled by any other huntsman in the country.’
- ‘Purple Ocean boasts a unique location with unrivalled views over Dun Laoghaire harbour.’
- ‘Virtually unique in comprehensiveness and quality, the Thesaurus offers unrivaled insight into the biological knowledge of its day.’
- ‘The book as a whole is an unrivalled visual record of a colourful period in Bengali history.’
- ‘Reeves has gained unrivalled access to the extraordinary amount of paperwork generated by the Nixon White House.’
- ‘The NRU has a uniqueness which is unrivalled by any other research unit in Canada.’
- ‘As the recognized innovator in medical technology, we have an unrivaled track record.’
- ‘George Stigler once observed that Milton Friedman had a rare, almost unrivaled, ability to command the profession's attention.’
- ‘On the ground, in the air - their unique style of football has been unrivalled in this league.’
- ‘You will also receive advanced vocational training and undergo unique experiences that are unrivaled in the civilian world.’
- ‘Kruger offers a diversity of animals unrivalled anywhere else in South Africa.’
- ‘He has an unrivalled record in Europe in recent years and is extremely experienced.’
- ‘All of its key staff are local and have an unrivalled local knowledge.’
- ‘The melding of image and sound is a potent mix, perhaps unrivalled anywhere else in graphic design.’
- ‘His knowledge of back-line play at international level is almost unrivalled and his versatility is legendary.’
- ‘The aircraft has an unrivalled safety record throughout the world of aviation.’
- ‘Portlaoise have an unrivaled record in this competition.’
- ‘That gave him unrivalled knowledge of the party and how the trade union link works.’
- ‘This will act as the catalyst for future careers and will be an unrivalled resource for Scotland's entrepreneurial companies.’
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