harm's way


: a dangerous place or situation
was placed in harm's way
got them out of harm's way

Examples of harm's way in a Sentence

got everyone out of harm's way just minutes before the house was ripped apart by the tornado
Recent Examples on the Web Kinnick is also fearful of other people, because humans purposely put him into harm's way. Marisa Sullivan, Peoplemag, 4 May 2023 In South Thomaston, Dave Cousens, who lost fishing gear when Hurricane Bob came through in 1991, said lobstermen were busy moving their traps, which cost $100 to $170 apiece, out of harm's way to try to avoid damage from the rough seas. David Sharp, Robert F. Butaky and Patrick Whittle The Associated Press, Arkansas Online, 16 Sep. 2023 And your choice will be like, do nothing or poison yourself and put yourself in harm's way, and that every day and every moment we will be rocked by new crises. Gideon Lichfield, WIRED, 13 Sep. 2023 This jaw design keeps hands and feet safely out of harm's way while cutting, and also keeps the teeth from getting damaged during storage. Alex Rennie, Popular Mechanics, 6 Sep. 2023 He'll be gone soon, but the attitudes and indifference that have put so many women in harm's way will remain. Nancy Armour, USA TODAY, 25 Aug. 2023 Chang is urging city leaders to listen to the community and ensure their decisions are not putting them in harm's way. Detroit Free Press, 14 Dec. 2022 Because Otter 841's unusual and atypical behavior has put herself and humans in harm's way, wildlife officials decided she must be removed from the wild. Claire Thornton, USA TODAY, 21 July 2023 This is someone who is spitting in the face of the thousands of men and women who put themselves in harm's way every single day. ABC News, 11 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1631, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of harm's way was in 1631

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“Harm's way.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/harm%27s%20way. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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