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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Safe  \Safe\,  a.  [Compar.  {Safer};  superl.  {Safest}.]  [OE.  sauf, 
  F.  sauf,  fr  L.  salvus,  akin  to  salus  health,  welfare, 
  safety.  Cf  {Salute},  {Salvation},  {Sage}  a  plant,  {Save}, 
  {Salvo}  an  exception.] 
  1.  Free  from  harm,  injury,  or  risk;  untouched  or  unthreatened 
  by  danger  or  injury;  unharmed;  unhurt;  secure;  whole;  as 
  safe  from  disease;  safe  from  storms;  safe  from  foes.  ``And 
  ye  dwelled  safe.''  --1  Sam.  xii.  11. 
  They  escaped  all  safe  to  land.  --Acts  xxvii. 
  Established  in  a  safe,  unenvied  throne.  --Milton. 
  2.  Conferring  safety;  securing  from  harm;  not  exposing  to 
  danger;  confining  securely;  to  be  relied  upon  not 
  dangerous;  as  a  safe  harbor;  a  safe  bridge,  etc  ``The 
  man  of  safe  discretion.''  --Shak. 
  The  King  of  heaven  hath  doomed  This  place  our 
  dungeon,  not  our  safe  retreat.  --Milton. 

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