By 14, a surprise pregnancy ended in an unsafe abortion, landing her in the hospital.
Almost 20 million women in poor countries resort to unsafe abortions each year, according to the Guttmacher Institute.
So why ignore the 68,000 women who die each year from unsafe abortions?
Women are consequently more likely to subject themselves to unsafe abortions or continue pregnancies against their will.
Properly maintained, this would not have been an unsafe airplane, although it was lacking the more sophisticated flight controls.
He's nothing more than a common political hack, and an unsafe one at that.
He did not think it looked so unsafe as his servant said; but he had given his word and he held to it.
The increased vigilance of the republican government soon made Jersey an unsafe residence.
It is unsafe, as approaching so close to the artery and veins.
The workmen might think it unsafe to mine any further in this part of the glacier, and begin operations at some other point.
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.).