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ラッセル英単語・熟語


unprecedented [never having happened before/前例のない,先例のない,前代未聞の]
The Greeks devoted their energies to art and science and mutual extermination, in all of which they achieved unprecedented success.
[ギリシア人はその'精力'を芸術や科学や'相互殺戮'に費やし,そのいずれにおいても前代未聞の成功を収めた。
 出典:ラッセル『教育論』第2章「教育の目的」]

The full story of that demonstration I must leave to some historian or participant to tell. The important part is that unprecedented numbers took part.
[そのデモの詳細な物語について語るのは,歴史家あるいはデモに参加した人のいずれかに委ねなければならない。重要なことは,前例のない数の人々がデモに参加したということである。
 出典:ラッセル『自伝』第3巻第3章「トラファルガー広場」]

The discoveries of modern science have put into the hands of governments unprecedented powers both for good and for evil. Unless the statesmen who wield these powers have at least an elementary understanding of their nature, it is scarcely likely that they will use them wisely.
[ 出典:Bertrand Russell: THE DIVORCE BETWEEN SCIENCE AND CULTURE in: UNESCO Courier, February, 1996]

unprecedented rainfall.
[ 出典:Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, new ed.]

The situation is unprecedented in modern times.
[ 出典:Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary,8th ed.]