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 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 Out of harm's way, Santiago-Miranda moved closer to the car to get a better shot, Crump said. CBS News, "Video shows Florida deputy fatally shooting Black teens in moving car," 19 Nov. 2020 Officials said earlier the SAOCOM 1B mission would not be cleared for flight until after the NRO payload was safely out of harm's way. William Harwood, CBS News, "Dramatic last-second launch abort grounds NRO spy satellite," 29 Aug. 2020 Lake Charles has been under a mandatory evacuation order since Wednesday night, and city officials worked to get people without transportation out of harm's way. Arkansas Online, "Louisiana told to brace for 'sad reality' of Hurricane Delta," 8 Oct. 2020 Thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes in Oregon due to wildfires that continue to rage across the state — and their pets have also found themselves in harm's way. Ashley Boucher, PEOPLE.com, "Cat Nicknamed 'Smokey' Rescued from Oregon Town Destroyed in Fires," 17 Sep. 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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11 Jan 2021

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“Harm's way.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/harm%27s%20way. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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