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Safely:‘he was able to stop the train without accident’
- ‘I waved it away quickly so that I could drive without accident.’
- ‘The landing was hazardous, but we made it without accident.’
- ‘I passed on the little pots of paint, mainly because I was fearful that my fingers aren't up to the job of opening them without accident, and picked up a fibre-tip pen and my little watercolour box instead.’
- ‘The rest of the day passed without accident or incident, Graham engaged on his final one-sheet list of tiny finishing jobs and me trying without much success to get my task-list under the same level of control.’
- ‘I know that's not a good thing, but at least my hypnotized mind knew the way home and how to get there without accident, right?’
- ‘They managed their little boat well and without accident.’
- ‘The greatest financial outlay required is on equipment, which may include small-scale crusher-destemmer, press, and an adequate supply of fermentation vessels, which allow the carbon dioxide to escape without accident.’
- ‘In answer to that, since 1967, I have driven about three million miles without accident, or insurance claim I might add.’
- ‘En route they encountered 14 ditches, all cleared without accident.’
- ‘In a 24-hour period, 1,398 flights delivered over 13,000 tons of coal without accident or injury.’
- ‘In December the air group was only able to fly on 17 days but managed 630 sorties without accident.’
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