for safekeeping

idiom

: in order to be kept from danger or harm
I gave her my jewelry for safekeeping while I was away.

Examples of for safekeeping in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The church took possession of the shroud until the early 1400s when the knight’s granddaughter offered to take it for safekeeping during The Hundred Years’ War. Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi, Discover Magazine, 13 May 2024 But they had actually been rescued from the trash by a marine zoologist named John Buchanan, who held onto them for safekeeping. Sonja Anderson, Smithsonian Magazine, 15 Mar. 2024 They were cut from girders and other bits that were swapped out of the Eiffel Tower during renovations and stored for safekeeping, according to Joachim Roncin, head of design at the Paris Games organizing committee. John Leicester, USA TODAY, 8 Feb. 2024 There's a person in the dugout who collects those balls and stows them away for safekeeping. Erin Couch, The Enquirer, 28 Jan. 2024 Breakable items can also be stuffed inside shoes or wrapped inside clothing for safekeeping on the way home. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 15 Dec. 2023 Plus, the box’s handy push-lock closure holds everything securely together for safekeeping. Kristen (kj) Callihan, Better Homes & Gardens, 13 Nov. 2023 Staff at the museum, a colonnaded palace, had removed more than 12,000 artworks for safekeeping early last year. Matthew Mpoke Bigg, New York Times, 6 Nov. 2023 In this case, the editor commissions the articles, edits them, and sends them abroad for safekeeping in case the authorities raid his office. Ian Johnson, Foreign Affairs, 22 Aug. 2023

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“For safekeeping.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/for%20safekeeping. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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