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  • nounprotector
  • noundefense
  • verbprotect, watch

synonyms for guards

  • defender
  • escort
  • warden
  • bouncer
  • chaperon
  • chaperone
  • chaser
  • custodian
  • guardian
  • lookout
  • picket
  • sentinel
  • sentry
  • shepherd
  • shield
  • ward
  • watch
  • convoyer
  • watchperson
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A lineman was sent out to repair it under escort of civil guards, who were forced by the rebels to retire.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
There are no chains to my prison, no steel cuffs to gall the limbs, no guards to threaten and cow me.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
Don Diego beckoned two guards, who immediately drew near their prisoner.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
They have a living faith in the potency of the Horse-Guards, and in the maxim that "Safe bind is sure find."
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
The troops invading France were palpably no more than the advanced guards of Prussia and Austria.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
For his services on the Nive as commander of the first brigade of guards, he received a medal.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
"How that fire passed the guards I don't know, but there will be time to find out later," he said to Dane.
WINSTON OF THE PRAIRIEHAROLD BINDLOSS
Riots commenced in Paris between the Carlists and republicans united, and the National guards.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
Of course, the smoke-signals, passed along by Dangerfield's chain of guards, were responsible for Matt's predicament.
MOTOR MATT'S "CENTURY" RUNSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
At the end of the stone bridge, at the ponte dos tres pontes, next to Recife, the guards are more numerous and strict.
JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE TO BRAZILMARIA GRAHAM
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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