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/ ɡɑːdz /

plural noun

    1. (esp in European armies) any of various regiments responsible for ceremonial duties and, formerly, the protection of the head of state

      the Life Guards

      the Grenadier Guards

    2. ( as modifier )

      a Guards regiment

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Such statements are rare, as the Guards routinely avoid going public with news about the demise of one of their commanders.

A dozen Revolutionary Guards were caught deep inside Pakistan, tracking Rigi.

An attack last year that killed 16 Iranian soldiers was publicized as a “response to crimes of the Revolutionary Guards in Syria.”

Last week, property owners were beaten by security guards as they confronted a real-estate developer who defrauded them.

Security guards have also been posted to add some muscle (but this has done little to deter vandals in past years).

A lineman was sent out to repair it under escort of civil guards, who were forced by the rebels to retire.

There are no chains to my prison, no steel cuffs to gall the limbs, no guards to threaten and cow me.

Don Diego beckoned two guards, who immediately drew near their prisoner.

They have a living faith in the potency of the Horse-Guards, and in the maxim that "Safe bind is sure find."

The troops invading France were palpably no more than the advanced guards of Prussia and Austria.


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