It seemed impossible since the bank was known as one of the securest in the country.
Perhaps here was the oldest dwelling-place of man upon the hill, and it was the securest retreat.
He was part of the proudest, strongest, and securest system of his time.
In the laboratories of Europe and America investigations are this very moment being made into Nature's securest secrets.
In our world, at least, felicity is not the securest situation for untried virtue.
My spirit cannot anticipate any harm to you, and I trust you to God with securest faith.
Prosperity resulting from these causes rests on the securest of all foundations.
When faith in God goes, man the sufferer loses his securest refuge.
This gentle girl was in his sight the securest gaoler he could give Doa Clara.
The securest fortress in the whole world had been already stormed.
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.
c.1600, "to make safe," from secure (adj.). Meaning "ensure, make certain" is from 1650s; that of "seize and hold" is from 1640s; sense of "get possession" is from 1743. Related: Secured; securing.