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[seyf-tee-di-poz-it] /ˈseɪf ti dɪˌpɒz ɪt/
Origin of safety-deposit
First recorded in 1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for safety-deposit
Historical Examples
  • The key to it is in my safety-deposit vault at the Consolidated Bank.

    Her Father's Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter
  • I remember she told Graham the key was down in the safety-deposit box at the bank.


    Jane Abbott
  • Do you mean to say that that safety-deposit vault of a Ferguson told you all this?

  • As though by magic, money began hunting dark holes in stockings and cellars and safety-deposit boxes.

  • Got all the papers in a safety-deposit vault, and got three witnesses doing stretches in Sing Sing.

  • As a matter of prudence, he had rented a safety-deposit box at the Crdit Lyonnais in which to keep it.

  • It is an order on the safety-deposit 236 people in Louisville to open my vault to the bearer.

  • "I want to change my password," said the man who had for two years rented a safety-deposit box.

    Toaster's Handbook Peggy Edmund and Harold W. Williams, compilers
  • From the safety-deposit vault Bucky drew a large package wrapped in yellow paper.

    Crooked Trails and Straight William MacLeod Raine
  • "I want a safety-deposit box big enough to hold this," she said briefly, exhibiting the paper-wrapped packet.

    The Price Francis Lynde

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