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Adjective
Cautious and having possible reservations
“But when asked to review Brigham City, an independent feature film by and about Mormons, I could only approach the task with guarded curiosity.”
Adjective
Watched over
Verb
Simple past tense for watch over in order to protect or control
“On the pretext that the statue was about to be attacked, the army erected a barbed wire fence around the area on May 25 and posted soldiers to guard the edifice.”
Verb
Simple past tense for take precautions against
“Given the undoubted complexity of this claim I must guard against conducting any form of mini-trial.”
Verb
“Any period of industrial action would see the army called in to guard prisoners.”
Verb
Past participle for watch over in order to protect or control
“On the pretext that the statue was about to be attacked, the army erected a barbed wire fence around the area on May 25 and posted soldiers to guard the edifice.”
Verb
Past participle for take precautions against
“Given the undoubted complexity of this claim I must guard against conducting any form of mini-trial.”
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