unscathed

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From un- +‎ scathed.

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unscathed (not comparable)

  1. Not harmed or damaged in any way; untouched.
    He was quite relieved to finish the conversation unscathed.
    • 1962 March, “The New Year Freeze-up on British Railways”, in Modern Railways, page 159:
      On Tyneside, the suburban electric services were relatively unscathed by the conditions.
    • 2011 December 29, Keith Jackson, “SPL: Celtic 1 Rangers 0”, in Daily Record[1]:
      This was not the cagey, cautious approach which had been widely anticipated. Rather, it was a signal that McCoist had reached a fairly significant conclusion – that his only hope of getting through this storm unscathed was to get his fragile team back on the front foot.
    • September 8 2022, Stephen Bates, “Queen Elizabeth II obituary”, in The Guardian[2]:
      This final running sore through several years did not leave the Queen unscathed, since it was clear that the palace had neglected its duty, either to persuade Charles to give up his long-running affair with Camilla Parker Bowles, or to protect and advise Diana how to cope with the international celebrity that had suddenly been thrust upon her.

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