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Origin of rearguard
Words nearby rearguard
Example sentences from the Web for rearguard
These would be setbacks, but they would also be rearguard actions that wouldn't hold for long.
A rearguard action by a determined minority may hold back the tide of history for a while.How Straight Marriage’s Evolution Led to Obama’s Gay-Marriage Endorsement|Stephanie Coontz|May 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The 42d remained as rearguard to cover the Engineers and burning party.By Sheer Pluck|G. A. Henty
I thereupon reinforced the rearguard, hitherto consisting of a troop and one Maxim, by an additional half-troop and another Maxim.The Transvaal from Within|J. P. Fitzpatrick
On the night of August 26th the regiment were rearguard to the retiring First Army.The Irish at the Front|Michael MacDonagh
A strong division with cannon crossed the river and attacked the batteries which were covering the Southern rearguard.The Sword of Antietam|Joseph A. Altsheler
Feisal attempted no real resistance, fighting only a rearguard action and withdrawing into the desert.The New World of Islam|Lothrop Stoddard
British Dictionary definitions for rearguard
- an action fought by a rearguard
- a defensive action undertaken to try to stop something happening or continuing