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 groups Rick Foster
allowed to pass through the checkpoint unmolested

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Ukrainians, Balts, and others want to live unmolested. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 14 Feb. 2022 Prior to that, though, Jones walled off his side of the line and helped ensure C.J. Stroud’s unmolested minutes in the pocket. Nathan Baird, cleveland, 17 Jan. 2022 Callcott said the R Street house is within the Dupont Circle Historic District and thus must remain relatively unmolested. Washington Post, 18 Dec. 2021 Late in the first quarter Wednesday, Detroit guard Josh Jackson cruised through the maw of a toothless Spurs defense en route to an easy and unmolested slam dunk. Jeff Mcdonald, San Antonio Express-News, 7 Oct. 2021 The contemporary Persian historian Juvayni fancied that a virgin with a gold dish could walk unmolested from one end of the empire to the other. Colin Thubron, The New York Review of Books, 6 July 2021 How else to describe the moment that Archie came face to face with a duplicate, unmolested example of his favorite squeak toy: A nubby pink rabbit that over months of use has lost its ears and acquired a grimy patina? Washington Post, 28 Mar. 2021 Ferns -- plants that have survived various challenges for more than 300 million years -- typically remain unmolested by deer. cleveland, 4 June 2020 The police had a quick chat with him and sent him on his way unmolested. Alex Pareene, The New Republic, 3 June 2020 See More

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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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Cite this Entry

“Unmolested.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unmolested. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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