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  • n  the state of being certain that adverse effects will not be caused by some agent under defined conditions
    insure the safety of the children
    the reciprocal of safety is risk
  • n  a safe place
    He ran to safety
  • n  a device designed to prevent injury or accidents
  • n  (baseball) the successful act of striking a baseball in such a way that the batter reaches base safely
  • n  contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse
  • n  a score in American football; a player is tackled behind his own goal line

  • Opening a government meeting on auto safety, the Obama administration reported that nearly 6,000 people were killed and a half-million injured last year in vehicle crashes .
  • It said 14 miners fled to safety.
  • Says Gene Burton, public safety director at Ball State University: "You need to get everyone on board.
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  • Henry Waxman in Washington Post (blog)
    The common feature of these five decisions is that they posed a trade-off between cost and well safety,the letter says.
  • Barack Obama in Times Online
    Mr Obama said: "Should North Korea decide to take this action, we will work with all interested partners in the international community to take appropriate steps to let North Korea know that they cannot threaten the safety and stability of other...

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