Parents who feel that small towns are safer for their kids are right in some respects.
A former Navy weapons instructor lays out the simple steps lawmakers can take to make us all safer.
“We will not be safer if people abroad believe we strike within their countries without regard for the consequence,” she said.
How exactly that would have made this a safer country was never clear.
In my column for CNN, I argue that it may not make sense for everyone to own a gun: Do guns make us safer?
The more rapidly his mind works the safer are the interests he is guarding.
The swampier the swamp and the greater its extent the safer they were.
The surviving wounded, in the sole charge of two nuns, were then removed to a safer place.
That we might be safer still I have not even told him he is a father: was ever woman so cruel as I am?
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.).