From match +"Ž -less, modelled after or partly continuing Middle English makeless (“having no peer or equal, matchless"), equivalent to make +"Ž -less. Compare SwedishmakalÃ¶s (“incomparable, matchless"), DanishmagelÃ¸s (“matchless").
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By his consummate generalship and the matchless endurance of his men the pursuers were evaded and San Marino reached, though with a sadly diminished force.
The tints and hues of some of the pools are of matchless beauty.
He was a great statesman in that he conceived a magnificent yet practicable scheme for making France first among nations, and in that he possessed a matchless faculty for work, neither shrinking from the vastest undertakings nor scorning the most trivial details.
A very charming piece of work of a lighter kind was inspired by a question from his friend, Mrs Katherine Phillips (the "matchless Orinda"), asking "How far is a dear and perfect friendship authorized by the principles of Christianity?"