harm's way

noun

Definition of 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 After Columbine, police began acting on behalf of those who are in harm's way rather than protecting themselves, Eells said. Emma Tucker, CNN, 28 May 2022 These predictions will ultimately put firefighters in a better position to fight real flames by giving them data from simulated experiences without being put in harm's way. Daniel Fallmann, Forbes, 3 May 2022 Cable management clips also keep this grill's wires out of harm's way. Adria Greenhauff, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 May 2022 Americans who take extreme measures to get orphans out of harm's way and into the United States say many of these kids lack parental advocates and are eager to join a family in a stable setting, even if just temporarily. Rob Kuznia, Blake Ellis And Daniel A. Medina, CNN, 22 Apr. 2022 Still, despite the effort to keep the exhaust out of harm's way, the ZR2's departure angle of 23.3 degrees comes up short versus its immediate competitors. David Beard, Car and Driver, 12 Apr. 2022 The Biden administration has been under mounting pressure from Democrats and immigrant advocates to end the public health authority, which critics say was never justified by science and puts migrants in harm's way. Priscilla Alvarez, CNN, 30 Mar. 2022 Their lawsuit claims that the school put them in harm's way, and caused them — among other things — severe emotional stress and trauma. Tresa Baldas, USA TODAY, 7 Feb. 2022 As Connor concentrated on steering the bus out of harm's way, Seamus called emergency services and did his best to comfort the other students. Jason Duaine Hahn, PEOPLE.com, 16 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of harm's way

1631, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

4 Jun 2022

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“Harm's way.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/harm%27s%20way. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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