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 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 While still an inpatient, an NGRI might be allowed unescorted home visits a few times a year. Washington Post, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 20 May 2018

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First Known Use of unescorted

1774, in the meaning defined above

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28 May 2021

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“Unescorted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unescorted. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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