unescorted

adjective
un·​es·​cort·​ed | \ ˌən-i-ˈskȯr-təd How to pronounce unescorted (audio) , -e-, -ˈe-ˌskȯr- \

Definition of unescorted

: not escorted : lacking an escort : unattended, unaccompanied Young ladies arrived unescorted, a startling sight in those prim days …— Robert H. Ferrell The radar picked up an unescorted bomber.

Examples of unescorted in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mike Klika advised him to never go to his old home unescorted. Greg Hanlon, PEOPLE.com, "Did a Love Triangle at an Oklahoma Church Lead to Murder?," 6 Jan. 2020 While still an inpatient, an NGRI might be allowed unescorted home visits a few times a year. Washington Post, "No sane reason," 4 Sep. 2019 In a bold feminist statement, the Duchess of Sussex walked unescorted down the first section of the aisle on her wedding day after her father was forced to pull out of ceremonial duties because of health issues. Lauren Said-moorhouse, CNN, "Duke and Duchess of Sussex make first appearance since royal wedding," 22 May 2018 Meghan entered the chapel unescorted, offering TV viewers and the congregation a first good look at her hotly anticipated wedding dress, which was created by British designer Clare Waight Keller of the French fashion house Givenchy. Anchorage Daily News, "In a union of tradition and modernity, Meghan Markle marries Prince Harry," 19 May 2018 Beginning in the late nineteenth century, newspapers offered accounts of the perils that awaited unescorted women who ventured into the cities by themselves. Longreads, "Every Woman Her Own Bodyguard," 10 Jan. 2018 In a bold feminist statement, the Duchess of Sussex walked unescorted down the first section of the aisle on her wedding day after her father was forced to pull out of ceremonial duties because of health issues. Lauren Said-moorhouse, CNN, "Duke and Duchess of Sussex make first appearance since royal wedding," 22 May 2018 Markle, an outspoken biracial American divorcée walked unescorted down the aisle, followed by her 10 bridesmaids and page boys. Katie Hunt, CNN, "Royal Family expresses thanks after Harry and Meghan's radical day," 20 May 2018 Meghan entered the chapel unescorted, offering TV viewers and the congregation a first good look at her hotly anticipated wedding dress, which was created by British designer Clare Waight Keller of the French fashion house Givenchy. Anchorage Daily News, "In a union of tradition and modernity, Meghan Markle marries Prince Harry," 19 May 2018

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First Known Use of unescorted

1774, in the meaning defined above

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“Unescorted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unescorted. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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