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Do we know enough about the safety of these vaccines?
Their cars have a reputation for safety and reliability.
The debate so far has focused mainly on safety issues.
a safety helmet/harness
The airline has a poor safety record.
Sharp objects in the house are a significant safety hazard for small children.
Refugees walked for several days until they reached safety.
We watched the storm from the safety of our home.
The four men were pulled to safety by the crew of a Sea King helicopter.
Crime has increased and many people are concerned about public safety.
This is the American English definition of safety. View British English definition of safety.
if a cat purrs, it makes a continuous quiet low sound because it is happy
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