She had felt, from the outset, a secret reluctance to intrude her securer happiness on the doubts and fears of the young pair.
And the securer business of certifying invoices recommenced.
But Count Kamarowsky was swaying me towards a brighter and securer future.
The Spaniards, moving on to a securer place, camped to await Pizarro.
I'll be securer then, more necessary to this pair of plunderers, able to make better terms for myself.
Did it offer any securer hiding-place than the part in which they were?
Buys Neumark from the fallen Teutsch Ritters, and generally establishes things on securer footing.
Her manner was securer, her eyes more grave, her smile less frequent.
As if negative lies are not falser and more cowardly than positive lies, because securer and more deceptive.
A securer heritage, however, than parental savings, is parental faith and piety.
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.