Despite the years, I have managed to keep a good sense of humor (mostly at the expense of the guards).
"Tell us when you plan to visit us next time," one of the guards said snidely.
Now, the school is surrounded by 12 guards, round the clock, who are under orders to shoot anyone who tries to hurt a student.
Half the guards are women, which prison governor Are Hoidal says creates a less aggressive atmosphere.
Desperate, Assaf jumped over the wall surrounding the premises only to be caught by the guards.
One of his guards then must be beneath the house, though he had not heard one go out.
He thought of the names he had heard used by the guards of the Earl.
And guards shall be set to keep you from harm, in a mocking tone.
You came, dragging a whole detachment of guards in for me to question.
You and Pedro stay here with the other guards and the passengers.
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.