safety in numbers


used to say that people are safer when they are together in a group

Examples of safety in numbers in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web How Do Dolphins Behave Around Sharks? (Credit: Nicolas-SB/Shutterstock) Dolphins have methods to avoid getting killed by sharks, some of which might include forming groups and seeking safety in numbers, mobbing predators to chase them away, or evading sharks altogether. Katie Liu, Discover Magazine, 17 Apr. 2024 The militia was to defense what trial by jury was to justice: safety in numbers. TIME, 31 Jan. 2024 Mountain Solo riders or groups: Both (safety in numbers) Notes: No bathrooms along trail. Miami Staff, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 Left unprotected, the bombers flew in large formations designed to ensure safety in numbers. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian Magazine, 23 Jan. 2024 For bike advocates, high ridership should bring safety in numbers, which is clearly not happening. John Surico, Curbed, 21 Dec. 2023 About 30 of his relatives were staying with them, Sharaf said, hoping to find safety in numbers, and in each other. Hajar Harb, Washington Post, 2 Nov. 2023 Even if each drone is individually vulnerable, deploying them en masse provides safety in numbers. Jason Lyall, Foreign Affairs, 16 Dec. 2020 Business associations can sign amicus briefs, engage privately with lawmakers, and provide safety in numbers for companies worried about stepping into the debate on their own. Emma Hinchliffe, Fortune, 10 Apr. 2023

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“Safety in numbers.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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