Clinging to nuclear weapons in excess of our security needs does not make the United States safer.
His astute detente diplomacy with the Soviet Union, trying to make the world a safer place, gets high marks.
A former Navy weapons instructor lays out the simple steps lawmakers can take to make us all safer.
How exactly that would have made this a safer country was never clear.
That, however, counts far less than the reach for a safer country with saner gun laws.
The more rapidly his mind works the safer are the interests he is guarding.
Or perhaps it would be safer to begin with raspberries and cream.
The surviving wounded, in the sole charge of two nuns, were then removed to a safer place.
You see, it was safer to control his movements, and be sure of him.
He said he was calumniated; with all my heart, said I, but there are so many liars, that I find it safer to believe them.
c.1300, "unscathed, unhurt, uninjured; free from danger or molestation, in safety, secure; saved spiritually, redeemed, not damned;" from Old French sauf "protected, watched-over; assured of salvation," from Latin salvus "uninjured, in good health, safe," related to salus "good health," saluber "healthful," all from PIE *solwos from root *sol- "whole" (cf. Latin solidus "solid," Sanskrit sarvah "uninjured, intact, whole," Avestan haurva- "uninjured, intact," Old Persian haruva-, Greek holos "whole").
As a quasi-preposition from c.1300, on model of French and Latin cognates. From late 14c. as "rescued, delivered; protected; left alive, unkilled." Meaning "not exposed to danger" (of places) is attested from late 14c.; of actions, etc., "free from risk," first recorded 1580s. Meaning "sure, reliable, not a danger" is from c.1600. Sense of "conservative, cautious" is from 1823. Paired alliteratively with sound (adj.) from late 14c. The noun safe-conduct (late 13c.) is from Old French sauf-conduit (13c.).
"chest for keeping food or valuables," early 15c., save, from Middle French en sauf "in safety," from sauf (see safe (adj.)). Spelling with -f- first recorded 1680s, from influence of safe (adj.).