un·​ac·​com·​pa·​nied | \ ˌən-ə-ˈkəmp-nēd How to pronounce unaccompanied (audio) , -ˈkämp-; -ˈkəm-pə-, -ˈkäm- How to pronounce unaccompanied (audio) \

Definition of unaccompanied

: not accompanied especially : being without instrumental accompaniment

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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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Recent Examples on the Web Since March 2020, the U.S. has used Title 42, named for a public health law, to expel adults and families without an opportunity for asylum; unaccompanied children are exempt. Arkansas Online, 19 Nov. 2021 Unlike the Trump administration, the Biden administration has not used Title 42 to expel unaccompanied children. Camilo Montoya-galvez, CBS News, 15 Nov. 2021 While many single adults and some migrant families are being returned via Title 42 public health protections, the Biden administration is not applying Title 42 to many migrant families, or to unaccompanied children. Adam Shaw, Fox News, 11 Nov. 2021 As reported in multiple media outlets in August the federal government flies unaccompanied children through airports all over the country to be unified with their parents or sponsor. Christopher Keating, courant.com, 25 Oct. 2021 In particular, Republican lawmakers have been sharply critical of the admission of tens of thousands of unaccompanied children, along with many families, who would have been turned back under the Trump administration. New York Times, 22 Oct. 2021 In March, during an influx of unaccompanied migrant children, Biden tasked Harris with overseeing diplomatic efforts with the Northern Triangle. Priscilla Alvarez, CNN, 15 Oct. 2021 During the Trump administration, U.S. border officials used Title 42 to expel 15,000 unaccompanied migrant minors before a federal judge barred the practice in November 2020. Camilo Montoya-galvez, CBS News, 2 Nov. 2021 And it’s the Department of Health and Human Services that houses unaccompanied minors, many of whom are teenagers. Manuel Roig-franzia, Washington Post, 1 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of unaccompanied

1545, in the meaning defined above

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29 Nov 2021

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“Unaccompanied.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unaccompanied. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unaccompanied

: without another person : alone
: not together with something specified
: played or sung without another musical instrument or singer

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