unescorted

adjective

un·​es·​cort·​ed ˌən-i-ˈskȯr-təd How to pronounce unescorted (audio)
-e-,
-ˈe-ˌskȯr-
: 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 She has been known for walking around Copenhagen virtually unescorted. Harold Maass, The Week Us, theweek, 2 Jan. 2024 Visitors to headquarters are not allowed to bring electronic devices or walk unescorted inside. Jon Gertner, New York Times, 8 Nov. 2023 But officials were wary of letting Western reporters wander unescorted, a sign of lingering uncertainty. John Daniszewski, BostonGlobe.com, 16 Mar. 2023 In the GOP’s retelling, January 6 was a glorious day when patriotic Americans took a well-deserved, unescorted stroll through the Capitol. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, 23 Dec. 2021 Responding officers observed seven individuals, unescorted and without Congressional ID, in a sixth-floor hallway. Adam Sabes, Fox News, 18 June 2022 House Bill 4087 would require on-scene responders to allow credentialed journalists to proceed unescorted through checkpoints if conditions are deemed safe enough to allow it. oregonlive, 3 Feb. 2022 In the past 14 months alone the agency responded to 130 major disaster declarations involving the Covid pandemic, winter storms, landslides, an earthquake, and thousands of unescorted minors at the southern U.S. border. Edward Segal, Forbes, 24 May 2021 Mike Klika advised him to never go to his old home unescorted. Greg Hanlon, PEOPLE.com, 6 Jan. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1774, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unescorted was in 1774

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“Unescorted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unescorted. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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