un·​harmed | \ ˌən-ˈhärmd \

Definition of unharmed

: not harmed : safe, unscathed The missing boy was returned to his home unharmed. Film and paint companies are using computers to design dyes that will survive sunlight but leave humans unharmed.The New York Times

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According to the Chronicle, her two other teenage daughters were both unharmed, but her 6-year-old was wounded, and her 7-year-old, Jazmine, died before paramedics could get her to a hospital. Jameelah Nasheed, Teen Vogue, "A Gunman Opened Fire on a Black Family, Killing 7-Year-Old Jazmine Barnes," 2 Jan. 2019 Olen Gill, standing in the kitchen, was unharmed but couldn’t reach his wife and baby. Skip Foreman, The Seattle Times, "Toppled trees, swift water, have killed many during Florence," 17 Sep. 2018 The teacher was unharmed, and the school did not evacuate. John R. Ellement, BostonGlobe.com, "Bolton police expected to file charges against teen who allegedly pulled knife on teacher," 15 June 2018 Dorothy and her two younger brothers were upset but unharmed. Vanesa Brashier, Houston Chronicle, "Cleveland mom says she is proud of daughter’s 9-1-1 call for help," 7 June 2018 The president and his entourage escaped largely unharmed, but for many, this incident introduced the idea of the potential threat from drones outside war zones. Ulrike Franke, The Verge, "The Caracas drone attack won’t be the last of its kind," 17 Aug. 2018 The pilot, Robert Sandberg, was able to escape unharmed before the wreckage burst into flames, shutting down traffic for hours. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "Plane Painted as a German Fighter Makes a Fiery Crash Landing on the Highway," 24 Oct. 2018 There was substantial damage to the top of the ATM, but the cash remained unharmed and secure. Thomas Leavy, CBS News, "Dynamite used in attempted robbery of an ATM in Philadelphia," 21 June 2018 The individual emerged from the incident unharmed, according to an official. Elizabeth Zwirz, Fox News, "Midair plane crash over Alaska turns deadly, officials say," 13 June 2018

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First Known Use of unharmed

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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