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We strive for peace and security, heartened by the changes all around us.

What security, that your rake will not follow you to the world's end?

That his land may be fertile and he himself abide in security.

Unwilling to be disturbed, I readily believed all that lulled me in my security.

In Evelyn's presence I feel a sense of peace, of security, of home!

But I want to know what sort of security there is for the Company's going on.

Their respect for you is of itself a security for his honour to you, if there could be any room for doubt.

Step by step she was luring him away from the security of his human companionship.

He had a feeling of security that was belied by all his experience with men.

So certain were they of their security that no outposts were put on guard.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "condition of being secure," from Latin securitas, from securus "free from care" (see secure). Replacing sikerte (early 15c.), from an earlier borrowing from Latin; earlier in the sense "security" was sikerhede (early 13c.); sikernesse (c.1200).

Meaning "something which secures" is from 1580s; "safety of a state, person, etc." is from 1941. Legal sense of "property in bonds" is from mid-15c.; that of "document held by a creditor" is from 1680s. Phrase security blanket in figurative sense is attested from 1966, in reference to the crib blanket carried by the character Linus in the "Peanuts" comic strip (1956).

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