Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or character of being safe or of conferring safety.
- n. The property of being safe.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality or state of being safe; freedom from hazard, danger, harm, or loss; safety; security; as the
safenessof an experiment, of a journey, or of a possession.
- n. the quality of being safe
- safe + -ness (Wiktionary)
“His method of accomplishing this feat proves what we have just said of his "safeness" -- he sounded the chute first, and then built a fire at the head of the island to run by.”
“Most will lack the talent/coordination/urge for organized sports, and few will have much social activity, prefering the "safeness" of their computers to the aspect of rejection.”
“Thus there is this lingering cloud of "safeness", if not for the characters, then for the state of affairs for mankind.”
“The safeness of many older model shotguns with full choke is iffy with steel shot.”
“The Entire City is named after a Max Ernst painting, and Walling casts her metropolis as both comfort and threat; the safeness and succor of Concrete Mother becomes suffocating claustrophobia on Nest, with its suspense-filled percussion, and the war-like rush of the eponymous track becomes stark isolation on Changelings.”
“Deer drives, especially with rifles, are very dangerous, unless you are sure of the safeness of your fellow hunters.”
“As long as that mechanism remains in place, we believe there will be no problems regarding the safeness of EFSF securities.”
“But when my friend presented me with her silicone alternative, all feelings of safeness and ease were chucked out the window and a sinking feeling overwhelmed me.”
“In fact, in researching the safeness and edibility of dandelions, I found that most wild plant foragers won't gather anything unless there are dandelions growing in the area.”
“I want to curl up in a ball, and retreat to the safeness of Canada, to the nest.”
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