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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SHIELDED

Gracie, shielded by the distance, turned on her stool and studied him.

A native gunner then shielded him with his body, until he also was hit.

But much as she shielded him, the truth could not be concealed.

The egotism he displayed in the enjoyment of his good fortune, shielded him from any fault.

They brought me up, they received me, and shielded me from misery.

We should have shielded our ventilators to keep off the snow.

He was hampered by the care of the instrument, which must be shielded from all blows or falls.

Never before had she been shielded from the pests of outdoor life.

With motherly kindness she shielded me from all questioning.

As they passed by, Lennon shielded Elsie from the unpleasant sight.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English scield, scild "shield; protector, defense," literally "board," from Proto-Germanic *skelduz (cf. Old Norse skjöldr, Old Saxon skild, Middle Dutch scilt, Dutch schild, German Schild, Gothic skildus), from *skel- "divide, split, separate," from PIE root *(s)kel- (1) "to cut" (see scale (n.1)). Perhaps the notion is of a flat piece of wood made by splitting a log. Shield volcano (1911) translates German Schildvulkan (1910). Plate tectonics sense is from 1906, translating Suess (1888).

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