The Obama White House is addicted to the “unprecedented.”
Obama has relied on “unprecedented” in more than 90 instances, using the word at least 129 times in everything from major addresses to small speeches, statements, memorandums and proclamations. (Bush, by contrast, used the word 262 times over eight years.)
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/ʌnˈprɛsɪˌdɛntɪd/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [uhn-pres-i-den-tid] Show IPA
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without previous instance; never before known or experienced; unexampled or unparalleled: an unprecedented event.