unmolested

adjective
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

Examples of unmolested in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ferns -- plants that have survived various challenges for more than 300 million years -- typically remain unmolested by deer. cleveland, "Defeat deer with smart and easy landscape solutions," 4 June 2020 The police had a quick chat with him and sent him on his way unmolested. Alex Pareene, The New Republic, "The Police Take the Side of White Vigilantes," 3 June 2020 At the same time, as humans have gone inside, we have been given a practical glimpse of what the world might be, or be again, left unmolested: monkeys in hotel swimming pools or wild goats owning a Welsh village. Los Angeles Times, "We’re worse off this Earth Day than any before. Watch these 7 TV shows to feel hopeful," 22 Apr. 2020 The global order that the Navy maintains ensures that maritime trade flows unmolested. Benedict D. Capaldi, National Review, "A Captain’s Duty," 7 Apr. 2020 After the station closed in 1966, the reindeer grazed unmolested, devastating the island’s native plants, including the tussock grasses in which seabirds nest. Lucy Jakub, Harper's magazine, "A View to a Krill," 2 Mar. 2020 What’s most striking within the buffer zone is the stillness of the place and the range of wildlife that can be encountered, such as a rare species of barn owl that has been allowed to multiply unmolested by human habitation. Washington Post, "30 years after the Berlin Wall, Cyprus’ division endures," 9 Nov. 2019 Barr allowed the Mueller probe to reach its conclusion unmolested. Rich Lowry, National Review, "Bill Barr Derangement Syndrome," 19 Feb. 2020 But on December 31st hundreds of militiamen were allowed to enter unmolested. The Economist, "Combustible The conflict between America and Iran intensifies in Iraq," 2 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of unmolested

1531, in the meaning defined above

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“Unmolested.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unmolested. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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