Or into how American military action might affect the safety of U.S. troops in Afghanistan and the Gulf?
Q: Why should Americans not be concerned about the safety of nuclear power after what they've seen in Japan?
What explains the difference in initial assessments of safety?
He stepped from his police car, putting aside his own safety.
To pull it off, both teams typically have to score two-pointers, whether by safety or two-point conversion.
Consideration for the safety of his kind friends forbids this.
There was that Spanish merchantman calmly walking off to safety.
He knew nothing of guns or dogs; he had lived all his life in safety.
In the pressure of business there is present safety and ultimate relief.
One of these he proposed climbing—as that seemed his only chance for safety.
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.