Definition of Safer
1. Adjective. (comparative of safe) ¹
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Definition of Safer
1. safe [adj] - See also: safe
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Literary usage of Safer
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Whole Works of the Right Rev. Jeremy Taylor: With a Life of the Author by Jeremy Taylor, Reginald Heber (1828)
"It is safer to restore all gains of usury; but it is more probable that a man is ... For although either part avoids a formal sin, yet the safer side also ..."
2. Documentary History of Reconstruction: Political, Military, Social by Walter Lynwood Fleming (1907)
"I think that in South Carolina a man is safer— I feel bound to say that, as bad as the Ku-Klux may be — I think that a man is safer in their hands if he ..."
3. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1816)
"... the Normans were the faithful LVI' champions of the Holy See ; and it was safer to trust the alliance of a prince than the caprice of an aristocracy. ..."
4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1879)
"This is of importance, as showing how the safer anaesthetic, ether, is gaining the ascendency over treacherous chloroform even among English surgeons. ..."
5. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1920)
"of her injury; her fright at the derailed car and her effort to get away from the place of safety to what she considered a safer place is an intervening act ..."
6. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Exchequer by Great Britain Court of Exchequer, Charles John Crompton, Great Britain Court of Exchequer Chamber (1834)
"The count is certainly general, and it might be safer for the plaintiff to amend, than to hazard the opinion of a Court of error. Judgment accordingly. ..."
7. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from ...by Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson (1805)
"... adv. always safer lodged in many hands, than in one; those many are as capable of ... safer ..."