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His nephew was securely disposed of for the night, being fastened in his chamber.

The mandate was obeyed, and Bates was lodged in the forecastle, securely ironed.

She had supposed she was leaning on John Gilman as securely as she had leaned on her father.

A second later, when he saw her securely on the road below, he smiled to himself.

The window is securely fastened, your Excellency, unless he breaks the glass.

At the fort Beauty Smith left him securely tied and went in to bed.

On the sled, securely lashed, was a long and narrow oblong box.

But his art surely saved him securely from her sense of desolation.

Solder is flowed around the pivot to hold it securely in place.

Roll the veal round it, and sew it or tie it securely with twine.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, "without care, dreading no evil," from Latin securus, of persons, "free from care, quiet, easy," also in a bad sense, "careless, reckless;" of things, "tranquil; free from danger, safe," from *se cura, from se "free from" (see secret (n.)) + cura "care" (see cure (n.)).

In English, of places, "free from danger, unexposed," from 1580s. Meaning "firmly fixed" (of material things) is from 1841, on notion of "affording grounds for confidence." Of telephones, "not wiretapped," from 1961. Replaced Middle English siker, from Old English sicor, from the Latin word. Related: Securely.

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