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  • conj.except that
  • conj.upon any less condition than

synonyms for unless

  • but
  • except
  • except for
  • excepting that
  • if not
  • lest
  • saving
  • without
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How to use unless in a sentence

For instance, the Limestone Polypody is not happy unless there is a certain amount of lime present in the soil.
HOW TO KNOW THE FERNSS. LEONARD BASTIN
This was why we resolved, at the time of our arrival, not to baptize any adults unless they were previously well catechized.
THE JESUIT RELATIONS AND ALLIED DOCUMENTS, VOL. II: ACADIA, 1612-1614VARIOUS
However great the power of Revival, there is no memory unless there was a First Impression.
ASSIMILATIVE MEMORYMARCUS DWIGHT LARROWE (AKA PROF. A. LOISETTE)
If we set him adrift the poor child would starve—unless the cat got him.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
The intensity of his sensations seemed inexplicable, unless some reality, some truth, lay behind them.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
Of course you can't turn over a leaf unless it's big enough to turn over.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
For an Indian to sell a horse and wagon in the San Jacinto valley was not an easy thing, unless he would give them away.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
I am in favour of no one paying rates unless he has children actually at a Board School.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOLUME 107, NOVEMBER 3, 1894VARIOUS
Unless perhaps, as Aunty Rosa seemed to imply, they had sent secret orders.
KIPLING STORIES AND POEMS EVERY CHILD SHOULD KNOW, BOOK IIRUDYARD KIPLING
No persons could come in or go out unless their business was known to those who had charge of the passage.
OUR LITTLE KOREAN COUSINH. LEE M. PIKE
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