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1‘the security of the nation's citizens is our highest responsibility’
safety, freedom from danger
protection, safe keeping, shielding, guarding, care
invulnerability, impregnability, unassailability
2‘he could give her the security she needed’
feeling of safety, feeling of ease, absence of anxiety, absence of worry, peace of mind, freedom from doubt, certainty, happiness, comfort, confidence
3‘employees have an interest in the security of their jobs’
certainty, safe future, assured future, safety, reliability, dependability, solidness, soundness
4‘the two accused men appeared in court amid tight security’
safety measures, safeguards
guards, surveillance, defence, protection
5‘additional security for your loan may be required’
guarantee, collateral, surety, pledge, bond
hostage, pawn, backing, bail
archaic gage, earnest
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