un·​ac·​com·​pa·​nied | \ˌən-ə-ˈkəmp-nēd, -ˈkämp-;-ˈkəm-pə-, -ˈkäm- \

Definition of unaccompanied 

: not accompanied especially : being without instrumental accompaniment

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alone, lone, lonely, lonesome, single, solitary, solo



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Examples of unaccompanied in a Sentence

He attended the party unaccompanied. Unaccompanied children are not allowed in the store. All we've had from him is a lot of talk unaccompanied by any real effort to solve the problem. a piece written for an unaccompanied cello
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Housing migrant children has been big business since a flood of unaccompanied minors began entering the US in 2014. Emily Dreyfuss, WIRED, "'ICE Is Everywhere': Using Library Science to Map the Separation Crisis," 25 June 2018 Of the 44 children at The Villages facility as of Friday, nine kids were separated from their parents at the border and 35 are considered unaccompanied minors. Laura Bauer, kansascity, "Topeka nonprofit has been caring for nine migrant children separated from parents," 25 June 2018 In addition to the 2,053 children who were turned into unaccompanied minors by the policy, HHS has approximately 10,000 more children in its care who arrived alone. Louise Radnofsky, WSJ, "Amid Chaos at Border, Some Immigrant Families Reunite," 24 June 2018 Isabel Martinez, an assistant professor at John Jay College, who researches and advocates for unaccompanied minors. Jen Kirby, Vox, "500 migrant kids have been reunited with their parents. Thousands are still caught in the system.," 23 June 2018 The number of unaccompanied Mexican children has also decreased. Jo Craven Mcginty, WSJ, "The Changing Face of Illegal Border Crossings," 13 July 2018 Typically, families do pay to get unaccompanied minors out of government custody. Colby Itkowitz, Washington Post, "The Health 202: ACLU asks court to force government to pay cost of reuniting migrant families," 13 July 2018 But the Trump administration has been working to change this, drawing up plans for how to house thousands of migrant families and unaccompanied minors. Margaret Hartmann, Daily Intelligencer, "Trump Returns to ‘Catch and Release’ for Migrant Families – But Maybe Not for Long," 11 July 2018 Nelson and Wasserman Schultz sought access after it was revealed that children separated from their parents at the Mexican border were being held there, along with unaccompanied minors. Aaron Leibowitz, miamiherald, "Harsh prison or cushy camp? Ex-staffers have different takes on life at Homestead shelter," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of unaccompanied

1545, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unaccompanied was in 1545

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English Language Learners Definition of unaccompanied

: without another person

: not together with something specified

music : played or sung without another musical instrument or singer

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