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.

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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 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 The plane targeted In 1969 was an unescorted surveillance craft. Nancy A. Youssef, WSJ, "North Korean Threat to Down U.S. Bombers Has Cold War Echoes," 25 Sep. 2017 There are several classes and programs — computer graphics, engraving, printmaking and landscaping, to name a few — that are available to inmates who are allowed to walk unescorted from their dorms to classes. Otis R. Taylor Jr., San Francisco Chronicle, "Deportation chosen over Richmond jail; complaints under investigation," 2 Nov. 2017 Then the ship headed for Guam, where the captain was ordered to travel, unescorted, to the Leyte Gulf in the Philippines. Jacque Smith, CNN, "A sunken warship, a lost hero and the discovery that reunited an American family," 30 Sep. 2017 In 1969, a North Korean MiG 21 shot down an unescorted U.S. military surveillance aircraft over international waters, killing its entire crew of 30 sailors and one Marine. Alastair Gale, WSJ, "Could North Korea Actually Shoot Down U.S. Bombers Off Its Coast?," 26 Sep. 2017

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1774, in the meaning defined above

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