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See definition of fail safe on Dictionary.com
  • as insure-fire
  • as infail-safe
  • as infoolproof

synonyms for fail safe

  • foolproof
  • certain
  • excellent
  • fail-safe
  • good
  • infallible
  • reliable
  • sound
  • confident
  • covered
  • foolproof
  • protected
  • reliable
  • secure
  • sure
  • reliant
  • safeguarded
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How to use fail safe in a sentence

A desultory conversation on politics, in which neither took the slightest interest, was a safe neutral ground.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
The governor of the fortress was provided with a safe residence in Egypt, and an annual pension of 75,000 piasters.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
Could this be the safe old house in which childish days had passed, in which all around were always friendly and familiar faces?
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
It would make everyone careful, of course, but I fail to see any grievance in that.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
The truth is, it is not safe to trot down such mountains and hardly to ride down them at all.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
What reliance could repose upon a house, divided against itself—not safe from the extravagance and pillage of its own members?
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
"Oh, they were quite safe in my case, not being a mangeur de cœurs," replied the discreet young nobleman.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Words fail to describe my feelings as I watched the clothes come off him and dry ones go on just as if hands were arranging them.
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
In ordinary times these bills are safe enough, if due precautions are taken.
READINGS IN MONEY AND BANKINGCHESTER ARTHUR PHILLIPS
The safe in my study was forced open, and three thousand francs and some valuable jewelry were stolen.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
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