Beyond comparison

Also, without comparison or beyond compare. Too superior to be compared, unrivaled, as in This view of the mountains is beyond comparison, or That bakery is without comparison. The first term, more common today than the much older variants, was first recorded in 1871. Without comparison goes back to 1340, and without compare to 1621.
Historical Examples

The Bbur-nma in English Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
The Collected Writing of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. II Thomas De Quincey
The New Machiavelli Herbert George Wells
Historical Parallels, vol 2 of 3) Arthur Thomas Malkin
Secret Societies of the Middle Ages Thomas Keightley
The Believing Years Edmund Lester Pearson
Greater Britain Charles Wentworth Dilke
A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2) David Starr Jordan
The Correspondence of Madame, Princess Palatine, Mother of the Regent; of Marie-Adlade de Savoie, Duchesse de Bourgogne; and of Madame de Maintenon, in Relation to Saint-Cyr Charlotte-Elisabeth, duchesse d Orlans; Marie Adelaide, of Savoy, Duchess of Burgundy; and Madame de Maintenon
The Damnation of Theron Ware Harold Frederic


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