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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GUARD

Why should I guard it longer for him who may wed her, and whom I may never behold?

Oh, Colonel, help me to guard against so dreadful a calamity.

Do be on your guard—'if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.'

What if he should get into a train without a ticket, or send a guard to procure one for him?

Dorcas had heard the guard explaining to visitors in the Aztec room.

There are some dangers, however, against which we must be on our guard.

The barons gained some tidings of his proceedings, and were on their guard.

A certain ease had crept into their relations: a guard had been lowered.

After this she would be on her guard, forestall Martin, do tenderly what he would do harshly.

But Theseus by this time had leaped up, and caught the monster off his guard.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "one who keeps watch," from Middle French garde "guardian, warden, keeper; watching, keeping, custody," from Old French garder "to keep, maintain, preserve, protect" (corresponding to Old North French warder, see gu-), from Frankish *wardon, from Proto-Germanic *wardo- "to guard" (see ward (v.)). Abstract or collective sense of "a keeping, a custody" (as in bodyguard) also is from early 15c. Sword-play and fisticuffs sense is from 1590s. Guard-rail attested from 1860.

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