Phrases with "safe"

Luckily, we seem to have struck an ideal cruising-ground, with a wide choice of safe fiords and a good prospect of ducks, if we choose to take a little trouble about them. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

I am safe to say that at this precise moment there was nobody completely sane in the house. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

Arthur Conan Doyle You will wear a uniform, and will, therefore, if captured, be safe from the death of a spy. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

George Meredith The fly was ready for her soon, and he begged to see her safe home. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Wilkie Collins Keep quiethope everything from the chances and changes of public affairs; and comfort yourself with the thought that you are both safe for today. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

Anne Bronte But I promised to bring him safe back after a turn or two up and down the meadow; and when she looked at his eager face she smiled and let him go. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

E. Phillips Oppenheim It began to dawn upon her that it would be safe to admit him into the house. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

D. H. Lawrence The peasant closed the door, and passed through the inner doorway into the yard, where the ass stood within the high walls, safe from being stolen. The Man Who Died by D. H. Lawrence

Miles Franklin He informed me also that he was glad to do what he termed “that same”, and I would be as safe under his care as I would be in God’s pocket. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

James Joyce Our bourse and politico-ecomedy are in safe with good Jock Shepherd, our lives are on sure in sorting with Jonathans, wild and great. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

I got a good rest at Baskul, though — I thought I’d be safe in the midst of a revolution. Lost Horizon by James Hilton

John Galsworthy He knows a good thing, he knows a safe thing, and his grip on property — it doesn’t matter whether it be wives, houses, money, or reputation — is his hall-mark. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

Ford Madox Ford Edward said: ‘What The Huns haven’t killed old Feather Bolster yet? But of course he’s been found a safe job. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Medina would have me safe enough. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Goldwin Smith To hear the roar she sends through all her gates At a safe distance, where the dying sound Falls a soft murmur on the injured ear. Cowper by Goldwin Smith [1880]

It seemed to her that she must always be safe where he was. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Wilkie Collins Investments of this kind seemed to Mr. Yatman to be the most safe and the most profitable on which he could now venture. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

H. Rider Haggard Indeed, the poor girl felt so happy and so safe in her lover’s arms that it seemed to her as though she never wished to speak, or to do anything for herself again. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Henry David Thoreau Punishment and fear were not; nor were threatening words read On suspended brass; nor did the suppliant crowd fear The words of their judge; but were safe without an avenger. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

In the end the sneering yellow faces of young men that met me everywhere, the insults hooted after me when I was at a safe distance, got badly on my nerves. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Rafael Sabatini Next morning from Fürstenberg, safe beyond the reach of the Grand Duke of Würtemberg, Casanova wrote to the three scoundrelly rooks. Casanova’s Alibi by Rafael Sabatini

Bascoigne had found out too much about him to be a safe man to offend, but he, Guildford, had made a mental reservation at the time. The Hangman’s Knot by Arthur Gask [1935]

Arnold Bennett At length he arrived on firm ground, perspiring, but quite safe and quite excited. The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett [1902]

Victor Hugo If you were on the right side, you would be out at sea on a safe course, and you would not hear the bell. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Edith Wharton It’s THERE safe enough, I tell you . The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

James Joyce My side, thank decretals, is as safe as motherour’s houses, he continued, and I can seen from my holeydome what it is to be wholly sane. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

As a matter of fact, before I could speak, a voice came to us down the face of the rock crying secretly, “Ole, down there! All is safe ashore. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

H. G. Wells It had made the world safe for humanity, and it meant to keep the world at that. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Thomas Wolfe He simply sold the stock as a safe and sound investment, and that was how everybody felt about it. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Lucia is safe from you; I do not hesitate to say so, though a poor friar: and as to you, listen what I predict to you. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

E. Phillips Oppenheim You’d better send for a doctor quietly and put this tumbler I am holding into a safe place. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

Andrew Lang When he escaped from the house he ran on straight before him for some time, looking for a safe shelter, as he knew that the ogre’s legs were much longer than his, and that it was his only chance. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

G. K. Chesterton The most urgent and hygienic changes were opposed by many on the ground that it was not safe for her to leave her sofa and her sombre room. Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

But I think he’s safe from her love. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Richard Hakluyt The passage cutteth not nere the trade of any prince, nor nere any of their contries or territories, and is a safe passage, and not easie to be annoyed by prince or potentate whatsoever. A Discourse of Western Planting by Richard Hakluyt [1584]

Henry James Ah yes, she was safe and I could make her safer! It seemed to me from one moment to another that I could not wait longer — that I really must take a sounding. The Aspern Papers by Henry James [1888]

I entreated her to let Almah go with me; but she declined, saying that our athaleb could only carry two, as he seemed fatigued, and it would not be safe to overload him for so long a flight. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

George Meredith He was generally safe for the cricketing days. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

But he’s safe enough now, for five minutes syne he was splittin’ firewood at the back door o’ his hoose. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Henry Handel Richardson It was not alone the fact of him having got his conge — no medico was safe from THAT punch below the belt. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Andrew Lang Then she chased it from place to place, and at last had it safe between her fingers, almost as frightened as on the day that it had made its first entrance into the hut. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Elizabeth Gaskell It is a pity they don’t take honours in Natural History at Cambridge. Roger would be safe enough if they did. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Andrew Lang They even managed to carry small fruit tied up in their tails for the baby’s mother, who felt at last that she was safe and at peace. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Arthur Conan Doyle Their prey was safe within the trap. The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle [1914]

Rudyard Kipling We’ve got ’em safe any time we want to catch ’em, if this little visit doesn’t make ’em shift their quarters. City of Dreadful Night by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

William Godwin It was not safe to attempt the passage but with moderate numbers, and those expressly equipped for expedition. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Andrew Lang Then he jumped high into the air, and landed safe on the other side, and after turning round to be sure that there was no chance of anyone pursuing him, trotted happily home to his grandmother. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Theodore Dreiser New Republican contestants in old, safe Democratic wards were making things look dubious. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Radclyffe Hall At the sight of her daughter safe and sound, however, she temporarily lapsed from tenderness. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

The noise of the shelling and the wind, together with the thick darkness, made it safe to hurry. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Beneath a ledge of rocks his fleet he hides: Tall trees surround the mountain’s shady sides; The bending brow above a safe retreat provides. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

W. H. Hudson This would make all ordinary sport seem insipid; to kill a rat in some natural way would seem better to him than to murder elephants scientifically from a safe distance. Idle Days in Patagonia by W. H. Hudson

If he’s born to the pigskin he’ll be in at the distance safe enough, whether he smokes or don’t smoke, drink or don’t drink. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Take this key, and keep it safe until myself or some other royal governor shall demand it of you. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Robert Louis Stevenson It seemed to me a safe place, as though I was escaped there out of my troubles. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

His diffidence had left him, and he was beginning to realise how safe and easy depravity can seem once one has the courage to begin. Beasts and Super-Beasts by Saki

Gertrude Stein A safe weight is that which when it pleases is hanging. Tender Buttons by Gertrude Stein [1914]

Andrew Lang And they believe that the cattle remain safe until they can be found the next morning. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

She had quickly learned to wind it up under her armpits with a safe twist, as Malay village girls do when going down to bathe in a river. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

Andrew Lang But all the same, although he slept, he had stuck his sharp claws so firmly into the glass that he was quite safe not to fall. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

It’s safe to demand that any craft that is moving is to be held up. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

Theodore Dreiser Your daughter’s reputation will be safe in his hands. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Once get him in double irons at Port Arthur, and he’s safe enough. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

H. G. Wells Eh! why not? How did you get me out of that scrape, Madge? I thought I’d got to be froze as safe as eggs. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Thomas Wolfe No man’s name or any woman’s reputation is safe with me — if I can make a story out of it — but at bottom I’m not such a bad guy. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

F. Scott Fitzgerald I believed that because a man cried out ‘My God!’ when a safe fell on him, it proved that belief was rooted deep in the human breast. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

George Gissing Irene was as safe with this world-conquering young man as with her own brother; would have been so, probably, on a desert island. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

Charles Dickens At last, Anselm, knowing the Red King’s character, and not feeling himself safe in England, asked leave to return abroad. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

John Galsworthy Monkeys are only safe when deprived of means to be otherwise. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

The baron will be safe in Piedmont when the sun rises. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Father Almighty in grace and mercy guard you well, safe in your seekings. Beowulf by translated by Francis Gummere

He has captured our dog, safe and sure, and is keeping him hid up somewhere till the first storm of the search is over, when he’ll be able to dispose of him safely. Caramel Cottage by Ellen Wood [1885]

We swear him peace and grith and a safe conduct back to’s ships if he prevail against me or if I so use him that he cry for mercy. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Arthur Conan Doyle The smarting of it recalled in an instant all the particulars of my night’s adventure, and I sprang to my feet with the feeling that I might hardly yet be safe from my pursuers. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Gertrude Stein Nothing, hindrances, butter, a safe smooth, a safe why is a tongue a season, why is a loin large by way of spoiling. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Thomas Hardy Farfrae invited him into the dining-room, where he at once unlocked the iron safe built into the wall, HIS, Henchard’s safe, made by an ingenious locksmith under his direction. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

He was pretty safe in saying that — unless, indeed, he meant crown-pieces— which, now I think of it, would be rather an original reading. A Bride from the Bush by E. W. Hornung [1890]

Jules Verne When the unloading of the vessel was finished, — “Captain,” said Pencroft, “I think it would be prudent to put our ‘Bonadventure’ in a safe place. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Elizabeth Gaskell All that would be needed was to find a safe place for the unfortunate Bethia, who had displayed such a daring aptitude for intrigue. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Niccolo Machiavelli The Swiss also have many forms of companies, among which they form one in the manner of a cross, as in the spaces between the arms, they keep their gunners safe from the attacks of the enemy. The Art of War by Niccolo Machiavelli [1520]

It would be the surest safe guard of his home in the time to come. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

William Morris Yet if otherwise ye think, then so let it be, and go ye back to the House under the Wood, and in three days’ time I will bring you your friends all safe and sound. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

Now, what shall I say?) The account which you give of the doings of your neighbourhood (I hope that’s safe — it ought to be, women always do talk about that kind of thing) is most entertaining. Mr. Ely’s Engagement by Richard Marsh

Hard work, high pay, good friends that would stick to a man back and edge, and a safe country to lie in plant in as ever was seen. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

He has been a considerable care to you, but now he is safe on Laura’s hands, and well and satisfactory; so you have no care but your daughter, and we settle into our home life. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

Thomas Hardy But ’tis always the comeliest! The plain ones be as safe as churches — hey, Jenny?” The speaker turned to one of the group who certainly was not ill-defined as plain. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Behind him the safe stood open and empty, and the grate was filled with smouldering embers of burnt paper. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

Frances Hodgson Burnett She is in London. Must I send for her—or would it be safe to wait?” “There have been minutes today when if I’d known he had a mother I should have said she must be sent for,” was her answer. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Robert Louis Stevenson It is a poor thought that at my time of life I should be advising you to choose the safe and shameful; and I take it back with an apology. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

John Galsworthy He was now safe from bullets, anyway. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

Henry Kingsley Look here, Adelaide; you are as safe from insult as my wife, as you were at Ranford. What you are not safe from is my own temper. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Jules Verne It was a miracle that I had escaped safe and sound from that frightful catastrophe. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

William Hope Hodgson And when the eighteenth hour was come, I looked about for a safe place to my sleep; and I kept away now from the fire-holes; for I did always find the more life there. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

But whatever she expected, it could not have come up, I am safe to say, to what he had made up his mind to do, even before that entreating hand had appealed to him so directly. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He is safe from me, yet if last night I had struck home, I should have ridded your country of a great and menacing danger. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Arthur Conan Doyle God send you safe back! Where is my jasmine powder and the patch-box? Read me your letters if there be aught in them of interest. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Edith Wharton The poor boy must have calmed down by this time; it would be safe to see him; and she was eager to hear more of the novel. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

He felt that Katrine and he were in a sphere of their own, safe for ever from intrusion, a sphere independent of time and space, even of life and death. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

Arthur Conan Doyle I think it is safe to say that things can never be quite the same again. The Poison Belt by Arthur Conan Doyle [1913]

It wasn’t safe in this instance, however; for the cat went after that departing rodent, and got away with him. Cobwebs from an Empty Skull by Ambrose Bierce [1874]

Wilkie Collins Your secret is safe in my keeping — safe from your husband, safe from your son, to the end of my life. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Added to that, he was in a continual state of thrill at the very thought of the fortune which lay ready to his hand whenever it was perfectly safe to take it. The House with the High Wall by Arthur Gask [1948]

Twiggs is the best dentist in all Australia.” The banker drew in a great breath of relief, and smiled; he felt on safe ground now. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

Rudyard Kipling The four constables saw him safe to Umritsar in an “intermediate” compartment, and he spent the four-hour journey in abusing them as fluently as his knowledge of the vernaculars allowed. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

A spirit tantalus was upon the sideboard, a box of cigars upon the big roll-top desk before the window and a good-sized safe in one corner. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

Thomas Hughes Tom first reconnoitred the wheelwright’s shop, and seeing no signs of activity, thought all safe in that quarter, and ordered at once an advance of all his troops upon the school porch. Tom Brown’s School Days by Thomas Hughes

We didn’t think it safe to stay on the Turon an hour longer than we were forced to do. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Arthur Conan Doyle I will not say that we have not wrought great scath upon France, but women and children have been safe from us. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Charles Kingsley He thinks now that the revolver may be safe elsewhere; and that the knife will do best on the bayonet-point So he unships the revolver. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

She was found; and whatever danger there might be in her association with Percival Nowell, she was safe so far, and would be speedily extricated from the perilous alliance by her husband. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

M. R. James It’s in safe keeping elsewhere: in a place where John can go and find it any day, if he only knew, and you can’t. More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

Wilkie Collins I was not the sort of woman whom it was quite safe to hunt into a corner — he knew that, and wisely quieted me with proposals for the future. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Florence Dixie It is safe there, safe as death. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

Arthur Conan Doyle This fellow, a lascar, was well paid by me for his rooms, so that I knew that my secret was safe in his possession. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

George Gissing It is not only that I may talk with him of the war, and learn his hopes, but that I may secure a safe retreat for Veranilda when she is my wife, and for you, dear cousin, if you desire it. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

Tod had meant, standing at a safe distance, to set a light to the explosive articles, and fire off his pistol at the same time. Watching on St. Mark’s Eve by Ellen Wood [1868]

Ye’re safe wi’ Richie.” “And yourself, Isobel?” Colour came into her strained face. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

We left this wretched lodging at day-break, and about six this morning came safe here, where I got immediately into bed. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

Like Miss Farrow, Sir Lyon was honestly glad that his present host, after turning some dangerous corners, had drifted, by an amazing series of lucky bumps, into so safe and pleasant a haven. From Out the Vasty Deep by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1920]

Henry James He decided in time, at any rate, to take a safe middle course. An International Episode by Henry James [1878]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Peter Ruff passed on with Lady Mary. At a safe distance, she glanced at him enquiringly. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Maria Edgeworth Nobody is safe against reports — the public papers are so scandalous! While a woman lives with her husband, it is but charitable to suppose all is right. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

George Gissing Oh no, that wouldn’t be safe yet. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Thomas Hardy We shall be away in a safe place, guarding the possessions and jewels. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

R. D. Blackmore They feel themselves safe under my protection from their most villainous enemies. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Andrew Lang Jack remained for some hours in hiding, thankful to be safe from his tormentors; but when no one came to trouble him, and his back did not ache so much, he began to think what he had better do. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Henry Handel Richardson He now suggested that, the children and Sarah safe in his keeping, John should shut up the house and go away. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Virginia Woolf All was as quiet, as safe could be. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

But with luck, in the middle of the crowd, it would be safe to talk for a quarter of an hour and arrange another meeting. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Arthur Conan Doyle The ox and the sheep are safe from us, but the man with the blood of the highest upon his hands should not and shall not live. The Mystery of Cloomber by Arthur Conan Doyle [1889]

T. E. Lawrence At a safe distance I glanced back. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

William Blades Little recked he how many rats and mice made their nests there; he was bound to account some day for every single volume, and he saw no way so safe as rigid imprisonment. The Enemies of Books by William Blades [1880]

Anthony Trollope Poor Agatha! my poor Agatha! what will become of her?” “Had we not better send them to Chatillon?” said Henri, speaking to de Lescure. “They will, at any rate, be safe there for a time. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope I’m as safe as wax as far as that is concerned. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

I never heard of any one living at Camelot, or going to Camelot, since the time of King Arthur. Surely there we should be safe from observation. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Anthony Trollope My seat was as safe as the Church.” “But they have petitioned against that as well as mine,” said Sir Thomas. “Yes;—they have. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Rudyard Kipling His instinct, that had warned him of the coming slide, told him he would he safe here. The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1895]

Arthur Morrison Grandfather Nat peeped to see the pocket-book safe once more, and chuckled as he locked it away. The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison

He closed the safe and was just looking round to determine what else there was of interest when he again heard the sharp rap of knuckles, this time, however, upon the consulting room door. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

Just as I was beginning to realise that, at any rate, I was now safe for the moment, I heard the voice of Dr. Carmichael and the cracking of his whip. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

The safe was locked and the key was not visible. The Hangman’s Knot by Arthur Gask [1935]

D. H. Lawrence He would be safe in the eternity which now she must hope in. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

Andrew Lang One, two, three — yes! yes! there were four! And plucking a leaf she held it safe in her hand while she turned, almost stunned by the wind, to go down the rock. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope Mary, when she found herself safe within her own room, could not refrain from asking herself the question which her lover had asked her. Dr. Wortle’s school by Anthony Trollope

Sarah Orne Jewett There is a point on the sheltered side where you can lay a boat close to shore an’ land anything safe on the turf out o’ reach o’ the water. The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett [1896]

Jacques Futrelle Mr. Grimm had turned toward the safe again, but he heard the crackle of parchment as some document was drawn out of the envelope, and then came a deep sigh of relief. Elusive Isabel by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

Help yourself to that cognac, Monsieur Desrolles. It is the only safe drink in this miserable climate of yours; and put some coals on the fire, mon bonhomme. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Arthur Conan Doyle Again and again he did it, until the safe was empty. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

One of the effects of safe and civilized life is an immense oversensitiveness which makes all the primary emotions seem somewhat disgusting. Looking back on the Spanish war by George Orwell [1942]

John Galsworthy But now, safe in her own room, undressing for Alison’s monthly, she felt curious as to what she would have been feeling if things had gone as far as was proper according to the authorities. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

I theenk you a safe man—a verree good friend. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

Charles Dickens He was anxious for his safe return, and yet, though his own life and safety hung upon it, felt a relief while he was gone. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Walter Besant But I think he hath not travelled quite so fast, and I may be safe here for one night at least. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

George Gissing But they could escape in time; they had a cosy little corner preserved for themselves, safe from these pestilent worries. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

Florence Dixie Eagerly he tore out the sheet containing the wondrous news, the heaven-sent intelligence, and made it safe in an inner breast pocket of his coat. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

So let them serve the Lord of this house who feeds them against hunger and makes them safe against fear 1. The Qur'an by translated by E. H. Palmer

Wilkie Collins On the third day we rested at Fondi. The packing-case, with the coffin in it, reached us, and was deposited in a safe place under lock and key. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

E. Phillips Oppenheim It helps the criminals to think that the search for them is at an end and hastens the time when they may think that it is safe to try and dispose of the booty. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Arthur Conan Doyle You will soon be safe in Phillimore Gardens in my mother’s arms. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

He is now in a safe retreat, and I have no right to disclose it. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

You can put in a week among the shepherds, and be as safe as if you were in New Guinea.’ I pedalled diligently up steep roads of hill gravel till the skies grew pale with morning. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

George Gissing I shall only just have time to see Miss Tomalin safe in the railway carriage. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

She was far too young and lovely to be safe on the back-stairs. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

His balance then was under £200, and another thing — we have visited all the safe deposit places in London. He volunteered to come with us and we took him. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

Arthur Conan Doyle Here they were, safe and sound, their work well done, and the plaudits of their companions in their ears. The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle [1914]

Anne Bronte I wished myself safe back over the wall. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

Then he took a quick look all round the study and he frowned as his eyes fell upon a safe that was let into the wall. The Hangman’s Knot by Arthur Gask [1935]

Stamboul is no safe place nowadays for quiet men. Greenmantle by John Buchan

I will now add that this house was in Greek-street: so much it may be safe to say. Oxford by Thomas De Quincey [1835]

However it was, those benighted streets were as safe in all parts of town as when fully lit. London in My Time by Thomas Burke

Sarah Orne Jewett She never came out to warn us off nor anything, and I thought, as I hauled the bo’t up on a wave and let the Reverend Mr. Dimmick step out, that it was somethin’ gained to be safe ashore. The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett [1896]

They also build their pendent nests in the orange and lime trees, and it is not always safe to gather the fruit. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Baldwin Spencer Before they brought them in, they halted under the shelter of bushes and reconnoitred the place to make quite sure that they were safe and that no women were within sight. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Your conventual duties will furnish you with a pretext of writing out your confession, — I will undertake for its safe delivery. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Sinclair Lewis He was a tired man; too tired, surely, to make a new life or do anything but regret the old life that he had known as safe and profitable. World So Wide by Sinclair Lewis

He simply got into deep water, poor soul, and we’ve floated him out again, safe and sound. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Henry James WOULD she jump, could she, would THAT be a safe placed — this question, at such instants, sat for him in her lapse into pallor, her tight lips, her conscious eyes. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

Andrew Lang Hide each in the trunk of one of the trees and there you will be safe from all your enemies. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

I thought we had you both as safe as chickens in a coop. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

But he soon saw it was a woman, who took hold of his hand and said in a charming voice which he well knew: “Thank God, sire, you are safe and sound. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Andrew Lang She rang the bell, and in a short time she had her mother and father and married sisters about her, and they laughed till they cried for joy at finding her safe back again. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Every ruffian, rascal, murderer, and thief of the West Indies had come to think of this ancient and honourable town as a safe haven. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Tobias Smolle The keeper entering, he inquired about these particulars, and was given to understand, that they were all safe deposited for his use, to be forthcoming at a proper season. The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smolle

H.P. Lovecraft The two remaining carboys I emptied down without particular result, and after a time I felt it safe to shovel the earth back into the pit. The Shunned House by H.P. Lovecraft [1924]

Her skipper’s safe anyway; so’s Böhme, so’s the Tertium Quid, and so are the Kormoran’s men. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

Rudyard Kipling Everything’s gone now, and here’s Dr. Frole, isn’t it yes, your own kind Dr. Frole — to see you safe home. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

George Eliot The city will never be safe till he’s out of it. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Henry Handel Richardson Standing thus, he saw with a flash of insight that, though he went away as far as steam could carry him, he would never, as long as he lived, be safe from overthrows of this kind. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

But you half convinced me by your bluff about the McIver girl, and when you tipped me that half-crown — like an ass myself I felt quite safe again. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

Thomas Hardy But the ground is so heavy after these rains that perhaps it would hardly be safe to try it now. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

Maria Edgeworth Harry Ormond, you shall take an oath against drinking more glasses than you please evermore, and then you’re safe from me. Ormond by Maria Edgeworth

So he got us baith out, and we wae baith senseless; and he laid us in a safe bit back frae the water, and syne gaed off for help. The Herd of Standlan by John Buchan

I could make you perfectly safe and perfectly happy at the same time. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

All Squire Bosworth’s old family plate was laid up in safe keeping at his goldsmith’s, and the approaches to Fairmile Court were not over-jealously guarded. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Tobias Smolle Six of those fellows, tucked up above the middle, with long poles in their hands, took charge of our coach, and by many windings guided it safe to the opposite shore. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

Arthur Conan Doyle What passes amongst us will, I am well convinced, be safe in your keeping. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

I prayed that he might be safe under cover before my friends arrived on the scene. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

It was quite safe to travel in the jungle now, for the futile rebellion was obviously finished. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Henry Kingsley She endured the anguish until she had succeeded in fastening the clothes-line round the post, and then she turned round on the jackdaw, who had fluttered away to a safe distance, and denounced him. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Edgar Allan Poe A small iron safe was discovered under the bed (not under the bedstead). The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe