false sense of security

noun phrase

: a feeling of being safer than one really is
The gun gave him a false sense of security.

Examples of false sense of security in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And most of all, don’t let your excitement to be in a new place lure you into a false sense of security. Cnn.com, The Mercury News, 1 July 2024 By the looks of the trailer, the real villain of the movie is a deceptive blueberry pie candle that lulls the two women into a false sense of security. Lester Fabian Brathwaite, EW.com, 25 June 2024 Essentially, Hardy is using Johnny’s voice to lull viewers into a false sense of security. Marco Della Cava, USA TODAY, 22 June 2024 Pope Francis has said nuclear weapons create nothing but a false sense of security. Letters To The Editor, Hartford Courant, 30 Apr. 2024 And when communications were cut off, a false sense of security settled in, with many people never receiving accurate evacuation alerts. Rong-Gong Lin Ii, Los Angeles Times, 5 June 2024 The current absence of armed conflict in Antarctica has created a false sense of security. Elizabeth Buchanan, Foreign Affairs, 18 Mar. 2024 In fact, some sunglasses give you a false sense of security and really don’t offer enough UV protection. Alyssa Hui, Verywell Health, 21 May 2024 After a two-year investigation that analyzed 1,000 Tesla crashes while vehicles had Autopilot engaged, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the Autopilot system can give drivers a false sense of security. David Goldman, CNN, 8 Apr. 2024

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“False sense of security.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/false%20sense%20of%20security. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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