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  • adj.defensive
  • adv.feeling wary

synonyms for on guard

  • alert
  • averting
  • cautious
  • checking
  • defending
  • expectant
  • guarding
  • preservative
  • preventive
  • protecting
  • safeguarding
  • vigilant
  • warding off
  • watchful
  • withstanding
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In particular the Governor of Adinskoy offered us a guard of fifty men to the next station, if we apprehended any danger.
THE LIFE AND MOST SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE, OF YORK, MARINER (1801)DANIEL DEFOE
On the evening of September 17th he sent away his advance guard of two thousand men in eighty small boats.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
Leaving Bruno to guard, Harry climbed the tree, and to his satisfaction had a good view of the country.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
Every precaution was taken by Colonel Guitar to guard against a night attack, but his little army was allowed to rest in peace.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
Nevertheless Monsieur de Biancourt was always on his guard, and often sent the boat on ahead with the sounding-lead.
THE JESUIT RELATIONS AND ALLIED DOCUMENTS, VOL. II: ACADIA, 1612-1614VARIOUS
The huge engine, the wonderful carriages, the imposing guard, the busy porters and the bustling station.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
It's easy for a prisoner t' slip a note to a friend that happens t' be mountin' guard.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
I drew back from the rim of Writing-On-the-Stone, that set of whispered phrases echoing in my ears.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
I desire and am endeavoring to be on my guard respecting matters which concern his inclination and not his reason.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
I was left here to guard your slumbers; and for one hundred years I have been out under the shed reading a book.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
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