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unprecedented
used in Oryx and Crake

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Definition
not having happened before; or nothing similar having happened before
  • Paradice had already developed a UV-resistant skin, a built in insect repellant, an unprecedented ability to digest unrefined plant material.
    p. 304.7
  • A new form of the common house mouse addicted to the insulation on electric wiring had overrun Cleveland, causing an unprecedented number of house fires.
    p. 216.3

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