unaccounted for


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unaccounted for

An inclusive term (not a casualty status) applicable to personnel whose person or remains are not recovered or otherwise accounted for following hostile action. Commonly used when referring to personnel who are killed in action and whose bodies are not recovered. See also casualty; casualty category; casualty status; casualty type.
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unaccounted for

adjective missing, lost, mislaid, unexplained, not explained About £50 million from the robbery is still unaccounted for.
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unaccounted for

adjungeklärt; £30 is still unaccounted fores ist noch ungeklärt, wo die £ 30 geblieben sind; three of the passengers are still unaccounted fordrei Passagiere werden noch vermisst, der Verbleib von drei Passagieren ist noch nicht geklärt
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And not only this, but to that ever-contracting, dropping circle ashore, who, for any reason, possessed the privilege of a less banned approach to him; to that timid circle the above hinted casualty --remaining, as it did, moodily unaccounted for by Ahab --invested itself with terrors, not entirely underived from the land of spirits and of wails.
He had come to the conclusion that it was somewhere indoors: so he worked out all the cubic space of the house, and made measurements everywhere, so that not one inch should be unaccounted for.
Of the four who had scaled the palisade, one only remained unaccounted for, and he, having left his cutlass on the field, was now clambering out again with the fear of death upon him.
A few years later this would have been impossible, because the passport system was to become so perfect that no man, woman, nor child in all the land was unregistered and unaccounted for in his or her movements.
She looked at him with a certain amount of still surprise, a look which he returned just as steadfastly, because even in those few seconds he was conscious of that strange selective interest, certainly unaccounted for by his own impressions of her appearance.
When I related to him the circumstances under which Toby and I had entered it, he listened with evident interest; but as soon as I alluded to the absence, yet unaccounted for, of my comrade, he endeavoured to change the subject, as if it were something he desired not to agitate.
You'll find nothing in the bank, and about L13,000 unaccounted for.
It left Rosanna's secret journey to Frizinghall, and Rosanna's proceedings in the matter of the nightgown entirely unaccounted for.
FOLLOWING Boko Haram attack on Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi in Yobe State, with many of the students unaccounted for, President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered security agencies to mobilise and take charge of the school.
But less than an hour after the earthquake, the policeman who lost his home plunged right back to work and joined in the search for people thought to be in the damaged structures who were unaccounted for.
It looked like a World War I battlefield," Brown added, "While we hope it will not, we expect that this number will increase as we continue to look for people who are still missing and unaccounted for.
French officials said 26 French nationals were among the dozens injured in a van attack in Barcelona, and Australia said one of its citizens is unaccounted for, AP reported.