un·​ac·​count·​ed | \ ˌən-ə-ˈkau̇n-təd How to pronounce unaccounted (audio) \

Definition of unaccounted

: not accounted : unexplained often used with for

Examples of unaccounted in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Trivendra Singh Rawat, the chief minister of Uttarakhand, said that seven bodies had been recovered and that about 125 people, many of them workers at the two hydroelectric dam projects that were largely swept away, were unaccounted for. New York Times, "More Than 100 People Missing After Himalayan Glacier Break," 7 Feb. 2021 The International Committee of the Red Cross said one of its employees was killed in the attack, while two others were unaccounted for and three were injured. Jared Malsin, WSJ, "Yemen Airport Attack Kills 22 as New Saudi-Backed Government Arrives," 30 Dec. 2020 In the days after, only one person remains unaccounted for. Michael Paterniti Kiese Makeba Laymon Carina Del Valle Schorske Dessa Irina Aleksander Sam Dolnick Mark Binelli Maggie Jones Rob Hoerburger Jamie Lauren Keiles Devin Gordon Jazmine Hughes Jenna Wortham Jade Chang Taffy Brodesser-akner Kaitlyn Greenidge Reginald Dwayne Betts Rowan Ricardo Phillips Wesley Morris Ismail Muhammad Anthony Giardina, New York Times, "Remembering some of the artists, innovators and thinkers we lost in the past year.," 24 Dec. 2020 The coastguard rescued five people and was searching for about 20 others who were still unaccounted for, the official said. Reuters And Kara Fox, CNN, "At least 20 migrants killed in shipwreck off Tunisian coast," 24 Dec. 2020 Most of the damage to date remains unaccounted for. oregonlive, "Oregon residents reel from Holiday Farm fire devastation near Eugene," 11 Sep. 2020 Eight people reportedly lived in the building, and two of those people are currently unaccounted for. Peter Aitken, Fox News, "NYC 3-alarm fire leaves at least 3 dead, several injured," 20 Dec. 2020 Some 337 students are still unaccounted for after an attack on the Government Science Secondary School Kankara, a state government spokesman told CNN on Monday. Isaac Abrak And David Mckenzie, CNN, "Boko Haram claims to have kidnapped Nigerian schoolboys, in unverified audio message," 15 Dec. 2020 Beyond that, tens of thousands of children are unaccounted for altogether. USA Today, "Students are falling behind in online school. Where's the COVID-19 'disaster plan' to catch them up?," 13 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of unaccounted

1689, in the meaning defined above

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17 Feb 2021

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“Unaccounted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unaccounted. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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