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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SAFETY

But can the safety of the state be secured by merely excluding the vicious poor?

We are now in safety again, and to-morrow being Sunday we will rest.

They looked after the safety of the roads and the waterways.

Then there was another stream to cross, which was also passed in safety.

These only becloud, they do not help to point the way of safety and honor.

I could see and hear all that was going on, and trembled for my safety.

They may have been removed there from the abbey for safety at the time of the dissolution.

She had nearly said a place of safety, but checked herself in time.

Down swooped the great cog into the narrow channel which was the portal to safety.

God's object at that time was not the safety of the Jews, but vengeance.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., from Old French sauvete "safety, safeguard; salvation; security, surety," earlier salvetet (11c., Modern French sauveté), from Medieval Latin salvitatem (nominative salvitas) "safety," from Latin salvus (see safe (adj.)). Meaning "trigger-lock on a gun" is attested from 1881.

As a North American football position, first recorded 1931. As a type of score against one's own team, 1881. Safety-valve, which diminishes the risk of explosion, is from 1797; figurative sense recorded from 1818. Safety-net in literal sense (in machinery) by 1916, later of aerial circus performances (1920s); figurative use by 1950. Safety-first as an accident-prevention slogan first recorded 1873.

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base hit

nounhit allowing baseball player to advance
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