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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WARD

"Miss Ward's case has not yet been settled," she said slowly.

But are you quite certain that you are acting wisely, Miss Ward?

Small as the incident was, it marked a change in Sidney's position in the ward.

The Christmas excitement had not died out in the ward when Carlotta went back to it.

The lame girl who played the violin limped down the corridor into the ward.

The ward sat up, remembered that it was not the Sabbath, smiled across from bed to bed.

"I'm twenty-one and she's eighteen," hummed the ward under its breath.

She was back in the hospital again, this time in the children's ward.

Johnny Rosenfeld still lay in his ward, inert from the waist down.

Under its sporadic breezes, as it turned, the ward was trying to sleep.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English weard "a guarding, a watchman, a sentry," from West Germanic *wardo (cf. Old Saxon ward, Old Norse vörðr, Old High German wart). Used for administrative districts (at first in the sense of guardianship) from late 14c.; of hospital divisions from 1749. Meaning "minor under control of a guardian" is from early 15c. Ward-heeler is 1890, from heeler "loafer, one on the lookout for shady work" (1870s).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR WARD

area

nounregion, district

borough

nounincorporated municipality smaller than a city
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