One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a person) not warned in advance about something.‘nomadic Aborigines roamed the testing fields, unwarned and unprotected’
- ‘At the same time, hundreds of mostly African American postal workers are left unwarned and unprotected.’
- ‘They had been unwarned, untrained, and unarmed.’
- ‘Only by considering ourselves unwarned, and acting as such, could we protect the vital interests of the United States.’
- ‘After a short break, investigators gave the defendant the Miranda warning and questioned her again, making repeated reference to the prior unwarned statement.’
- ‘Should the police officer follow his own view of the Constitution in the hope that the unwarned arrestee will confess to the crime?’
- ‘The king and queen had no eyes for this, and therefore were left unwarned.’
- ‘I was just about coming to my senses, not long before lunch, when the doorbell rang and there stood Graham's parents, again, unwarned and unannounced.’
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