safe return


: the act of taking someone or something back to the proper place completely unharmed
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The mother demanded a safe return of her child.

Examples of safe return in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The neighbors plan to be there to celebrate his safe return to the wild. Sydney Page, Washington Post, 21 Mar. 2024 Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones for his safe return. Leah Sarnoff, ABC News, 17 Mar. 2024 Despite a round of worrisome press—and even pop culture fodder with a Saturday Night Live sketch—Leff explains that travelers with flights scheduled on the Max 9s should feel confident in the aircraft's safe return to the skies. Rachel Chang, Condé Nast Traveler, 31 Jan. 2024 During the search, a vigil was held at his old high school, Kickapoo High, to pray for his safe return. Noelle Alviz-Gransee, Kansas City Star, 25 Mar. 2024 Omega was awarded the Silver Snoopy in 1970 after the Speedmaster played a vital role during Apollo 13, serving as backup to the broken instruments during the mission, with Jack Swigert using his to time the critical 14-second rocket engine burn, allowing a safe return to Earth. Jeremy White, WIRED, 21 Mar. 2024 While Henry was out of the country, gangs laid siege to Haiti’s main airport to prevent his safe return. Anneclaire Stapleton, CNN, 13 Mar. 2024 For the moment, Israel’s priorities are to secure the release of the remaining hostages, eliminate Hamas’s military capabilities, and ensure the safe return of hundreds of thousands of Israeli citizens to their communities in both the north and south of the country. Amos Yadlin, Foreign Affairs, 8 Mar. 2024 The ability to signal for help can differentiate between a safe return and a dire situation. Craig Caudill, Field & Stream, 16 Nov. 2023

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“Safe return.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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