un·​mo·​lest·​ed | \ ˌən-mə-ˈle-stəd How to pronounce unmolested (audio) \

Definition of unmolested

: not interfered with : not molested : untouched … have gone unmolested by either the government or vigilante groups— Rick Foster allowed to pass through the checkpoint unmolested

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Within days, two bluebirds built a new nest, but left it with one naked chick inside an otherwise pristine nest, unmolested. Joan Morris, The Mercury News, "Why are these baby bluebirds dying in Saratoga?," 22 July 2019 But small groups of migrants, identifiable by both their weary gait and their backpacks, continue passing through the town unmolested by locals. Dudley Althaus, ExpressNews.com, "Migration slows in Mexico. But will it last?," 23 June 2019 But weeks before those forces' entry, a string of pickup trucks mounted with machine guns and loaded with masked al-Qaida militants drove out of al-Said unmolested, according to a tribal mediator involved in the deal for their withdrawal. Maggie Michael, Fox News, "'Unite with the devil': Yemen war binds US, allies, al-Qaida," 7 Aug. 2018 The right of residence — to remain unmolested in the territory of the nation — was urgent in Wears’ view. Martha S. Jones, Time, "How the 14th Amendment's Promise of Birthright Citizenship Redefined America," 9 July 2018 On Monday morning, social media was rife with liberals complaining that their representatives would endorse the notion that Trump officials should glide through life unmolested. Benjamin Hart, Daily Intelligencer, "Nancy Pelosi Rebukes Maxine Waters for Endorsing Harassment of Trump Officials," 25 June 2018 The question is whether he will be allowed to complete his investigation unmolested by the president who derides his efforts as a witch hunt. Paul Thornton, latimes.com, "Trump shouldn't 'hereby demand' anything from the Justice Dept.," 26 May 2018 Stockbridge, Massachusetts, is located among the Berkshire Mountains and has remained seemingly unmolested by time. Augusten Burroughs, Town & Country, "Welcome to the Very Best Asylum Money Can Buy," 23 Apr. 2018 Ultimately, a series of miscalculations — and a possible betrayal — allowed Mansour to leave the United Arab Emirates unmolested, traveling first to Iran and then to Pakistan, where he was incinerated by a Hellfire missile fired from a U.S. drone. Greg Jaffe, Washington Post, "A Dubai shopping trip and a missed chance to capture the head of the Taliban," 24 Mar. 2018

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1531, in the meaning defined above

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