II. Prospective Volition

2. Subservience to ends; contingent subservience


[Antonyms: danger.]

[Nouns] safety, security, surety, impregnability; invulnerability, invulnerableness; danger past, danger over; storm blown over; coast clear; escape [more]; means of escape; blow valve, safety valve, release valve, sniffing valve; safeguard, palladium.

guardianship, wardship, wardenship; tutelage, custody, safekeeping; preservation [more]; protection, auspices.

safe-conduct, escort, convoy; guard, shield (defense) [more]; guardian angel; tutelary god, tutelary deity, tutelary saint; genius loci.

protector, guardian; warden, warder; preserver, custodian, duenna, chaperon, third person.

watchdog, bandog; Cerberus; watchman, patrolman, policeman; cop, dick, fuzz, smokey, peeler, zarp [all slang]; sentinel, sentry, scout (warning) [more]; garrison; guardship.

[Means of safety] refuge anchor [more]; precaution (preparation) [more]; quarantine, cordon sanitaire. [Sense of security] confidence [more].

[Verbs] be safe; keep one's head above water, tide over, save one's bacon; ride out the storm, weather the storm; light upon one's feet, land on one's feet; bear a charmed life; escape [more].

make safe, render safe; protect; take care of (care) [more]; preserve [more]; cover, screen, shelter, shroud, flank, ward; guard (defend) [more]; secure (restrain) [more]; intrench, fence round (circumscribe) [more]; house, nestle, ensconce; take charge of.

escort, convoy; garrison; watch, mount guard, patrol.

make assurance, make doubly sure (caution) [more]; take up a loose thread; take precautions (prepare for) [more]; double reef topsails.

seek safety; take shelter, find shelter [more].

[Adjectives] safe, secure, sure; in safety, in security; on the safe side; under the shield of, under the shade of, under the wing of, under the shadow of one's wing; under cover, under lock and key; out of danger, out of the woods, out of the meshes, out of harm's way; unharmed, unscathed; on sure ground, at anchor, high and dry, above water; unthreatened, unmolested; protected; cavendo tutus; panoplied (defended) [more].

snug, seaworthy; weatherproof, waterproof, fireproof.

defensible, tenable, proof against, invulnerable; unassailable, unattackable, impenetrable; impregnable, imperdible; inexpugnable; Achillean.

safe and sound (preserved) [more]; harmless; scathless (perfect) [more]; unhazarded; not dangerous [more].

protecting; guardian, tutelary; preservative [more]; trustworthy [more].

adv. ex abundanti cautela; with impunity.

[Phrases] all's well; salva res est; suave mari magno; a couvert; e terra alterius spectare laborem [Lucretius]; Dieu vous garde.

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