harm's way


Definition of harm's way

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

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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 Senators wanted to know if the president intentionally put Pence and law enforcement in harm's way by further inciting protesters with his tweet. Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner, "Senate convenes for final day of impeachment trial and vote on Trump's guilt inciting Capitol attack," 13 Feb. 2021 Not long afterwards, that RV would explode, knocking Luellen off his feet, damaging dozens of businesses and injuring three people -- but not before Nashville officers went door-to-door to get nearby residents out of harm's way. Dakin Andone, CNN, "Nashville police officers describe Christmas morning explosion in their own words," 27 Dec. 2020 Meijer responded by talking of his years of putting himself in harm's way to help others. Marisa Schultz, Fox News, "Rep. Peter Meijer, Iraq veteran, says US needs to plan for future: 'I'm very worried about long-term trends'," 10 Jan. 2021 Howard said Brooks put his head in harm's way to go after a loose ball. Larry Lage, Star Tribune, "Dickinson-led No. 10 Michigan routs No. 16 Minnesota 82-57," 6 Jan. 2021 The expert panel of federal advisers met again before Christmas, seeking to balance protecting workers whose jobs put them in harm's way with shielding those most likely to suffer complications from the virus or die of covid-19. Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, "Vaccinations' lag drawing concern," 30 Dec. 2020 Kyle Wetter, recently stepped into harm's way to rescue a baby from a burning vehicle. Andrea Lopez-villafaña, San Diego Union-Tribune, "‘My baby is in the back:’ Camp Pendleton Marine rescues baby from burning car," 25 Dec. 2020 Since his work places him in harm's way, Bradley has been extremely careful in his personal life. Sierra Jenkins And John Bonifield, CNN, "Doctor who tested Covid-19 vaccines on a thousand volunteers finally gets his shot," 20 Dec. 2020 Out of harm's way, the deputy moved closer to get a better shot, firing w/ intent to kill, then kept firing as the car passed by. Stefan Sykes, NBC News, "Mother of Black teen killed by Florida deputy is shot during son's burial," 30 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of harm's way

1631, in the meaning defined above

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

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28 Feb 2021

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“Harm's way.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/harm%27s%20way. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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