What if the guard happens to be in the gym when a gun nut shoots his way into the shop?
The guard will concentrate its resources on carrying out this limited mission.
When a guard finally arrives on the scene, they break into song and offer him food.
“His overall behavior has been mostly compliant and non-hostile toward the guard force and staff,” it says.
This was not the Army post where soldiers should have been on guard against a coordinated massacre by another soldier.
Prescott was on his guard; he felt that Curtis suspected him.
Without raising his head, he extended the bag to the officer of the guard.
Fifthly;—I had come once already; my opponent was on his guard about me.
Gerda watched for a moment, then strode toward the guard house.
She paused a moment to listen whether her guard were undisturbed.
early 15c., "one who keeps watch," from Middle French garde "guardian, warden, keeper; watching, keeping, custody," from Old French garder "to keep, maintain, preserve, protect" (corresponding to Old North French warder, see gu-), from Frankish *wardon, from Proto-Germanic *wardo- "to guard" (see ward (v.)). Abstract or collective sense of "a keeping, a custody" (as in bodyguard) also is from early 15c. Sword-play and fisticuffs sense is from 1590s. Guard-rail attested from 1860.