unless meaning

EN[ənˈlɛs] [ʌnˈlɛs] [-ɛs]
  • Unless, first published by Fourth Estate, an imprint of Harper Collins in 2002, is the final novel by Canadian writer Carol Shields.
  • The novel is narrated in first person by 44-year old writer and translator, Reta Winters.
  • The novel deals extensively with the role of women and in particular, women's literature. Late in the novel, Reta starts to break from herself and write in character as a disenfranchised female writer.

    Definition of unless in English Dictionary

  • ConjunctionSUF-less
    1. Except on a specified condition; if not.
      1. I’m leaving unless I get a pay rise (AmE: raise).
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • It says that export controls on specific items or technologies should last no longer than 1 year unless the government can recertify them.
      • After sideboarding in 4 blasts and 3 primitive justices, you cannot and will not lose, unless they get the god draw of all god draws (which I've never actually seen).
      • A potential buyer of The Princess had refused to purchase unless Whistler modified his pinxit, scrawled across a corner of the canvas.
    2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
      • Unless you're a celebrity, he won't give you the time of day.
      • Unless the actualist can adduce reasons to believe an explanation for @’s actuality, therefore, she will be at a disadvantage to the possibilist who believes all worlds to be on metaphysical par.
      • Unless by providential wit, / Or force, we averruncate it.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Conjunctions
    Related Links:
    1. en unlesse
    2. en unlesss
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    Meaning of unless for the defined word.

    Grammatically, this word "unless" is a conjunction.
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