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

But there are more kinds of fools than one can guard against.

She put Count Albert on his guard against this insidious enemy.

And so I was contriving to do all I could to guard against the latter.

He had not been sufficiently on his guard against temptations that might come in the future.

Or, perhaps, he felt it his duty to be on guard against all strangers who approached them.

She recalled the emphasis with which Eugene had told them to be on their guard against Aristide.

It is more for our interest than anyone's to guard against them.

Then at this point, my boys, let us take heed, and be on our guard against deceptions.

No one can be on his guard against that of which he has no experience.

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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