unmolested

adjective

un·​mo·​lest·​ed ˌən-mə-ˈle-stəd How to pronounce unmolested (audio)
: not interfered with : not molested : untouched
… have gone unmolested by either the government or vigilante groupsRick Foster
allowed to pass through the checkpoint unmolested

Examples of unmolested in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the Taliban's inner shura, their most important decision-making body, has been left unmolested in Baluchistan. Seth G. Jones, Foreign Affairs, 6 Nov. 2011 Factories straddled the border with Jordan and Palestinian workers moved almost entirely unmolested to and from jobs in Israeli plants. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 18 Oct. 2023 The young activist got a perm, shaved his beard, and walked around unmolested while finishing his exams with the help of a sympathetic professor. Abe Streep, Outside Online, 13 Mar. 2015 Before boarding the plane, a senior officer informed the commander, Gen. Kyrylo O. Budanov, that the Taliban had guaranteed that the plane could land at Kabul's international airport, remain there unmolested while the evacuees boarded, and then safely depart. The New York Times, Arkansas Online, 26 Sep. 2021 Before boarding the plane, a senior officer informed the commander, Gen. Kyrylo O. Budanov, that the Taliban had guaranteed that the plane could land at Kabul’s international airport, remain there unmolested while the evacuees boarded, and then safely depart. New York Times, 24 Sep. 2021 Straight, unmolested country two-lanes, shadowed by buttes and mesas and purple table-top hummocks that lead an ever-upward march to Guadalupe Peak at 8751 feet—the highest point in Texas. John Phillips, Car and Driver, 9 Jan. 2023 Most tumors shield themselves from the body and grow unmolested, but various emerging tactics are teaching the immune system to fight back. Nathaniel Scharping, Discover Magazine, 29 Aug. 2017 Ukrainians, Balts, and others want to live unmolested. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 14 Feb. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1531, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unmolested was in 1531

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“Unmolested.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unmolested. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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