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Let me beseech you, Madam, to be the guardian of my reputation!

But before that, Katy, I led my guardian into the room, and showed him everything.

My guardian, John Gilman, is engaged to marry my sister Eileen.

Could it be that Agnes, her guardian angel, was angry in the knowledge that she was happy?

My physician and my guardian, not knowing what else to do with me, sent me abroad.

"I am the uncle and guardian of your boy-host," he said, quietly.

If you can serve him, my mother's soul will watch over you as a guardian angel.

In another instant Fanny and her guardian had quitted the house.

"That'll be mostly hidden by his whiskers, when they grow," observed her guardian.

Nobody could explain what had happened, not even the guardian.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., garden; early 15c., gardein, from Anglo-French gardein (late 13c.), from Old French gardien "keeper, custodian," earlier guarden, from Frankish *warding- (see guard (n.)). Guardian angel is from 1630s.

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