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Synonyms for ward

Synonyms for ward

a person who relies on another for support

the state of being detained by legal authority

a person or special body of persons assigned to provide protection or keep watch over, for example

to keep safe from danger, attack, or harm

to prohibit from occurring by advance planning or action

ward off: to turn or drive away

Synonyms for ward

a person who is under the protection or in the custody of another

a district into which a city or town is divided for the purpose of administration and elections

block forming a division of a hospital (or a suite of rooms) shared by patients who need a similar kind of care

English economist and conservationist (1914-1981)

English writer of novels who was an active opponent of the women's suffrage movement (1851-1920)

United States businessman who in 1872 established a successful mail-order business (1843-1913)

a division of a prison (usually consisting of several cells)

watch over or shield from danger or harm

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James Ward wonderingly, until that gentleman broke his train of inchoate thought.
Ward meditated and drummed on the surface of his desk.
Ward took a wallet from his inside coat pocket, drew out a greenback, and passed it to Dave, who noted as he pocketed it that it was for twenty dollars.
Furthermore, they will have learned for the thousandth time to have confidence in Ward Valley.
Ward Valley will jump so that it won't be feasible to buy after that."
"What we want," Letton took up the strain, pausing significantly to sip his mineral water, "what we want is to take large blocks of Ward Valley off the hands of the public.
"Now, go to sleep and I'll bring the old man round as soon as he's done the wards."
His assistance was welcome, and Miss Ward allowed him to put on her skates.
One word, Miss!" This was to Miss Ward, who had skated into his neighborhood.
If, leaving this task, which might be compared to spurring a tired jade, or to hammering upon cold iron, Cedric fell back to his ward Rowena, he received little more satisfaction from conferring with her.
Miss Twinkleton, madam, I have had a most satisfactory conversation with my ward, and I will now release you from the incumbrance of my presence.'
I have been to my pretty ward's, and am now homeward bound again.'
As he noted the vicious, wolflike temper of his comrades he had a sweet thought that if the enemy was about to swallow the regimental broom as a large prisoner, it could at least have the consolation of going down with bristles for- ward.
On such an afternoon some score of members of the High Court of Chancery bar ought to be--as here they are--mistily engaged in one of the ten thousand stages of an endless cause, tripping one another up on slippery precedents, groping knee-deep in technicalities, running their goat-hair and horsehair warded heads against walls of words and making a pretence of equity with serious faces, as players might.
Fair wards of court have faded into mothers and grandmothers; a long procession of Chancellors has come in and gone out; the legion of bills in the suit have been transformed into mere bills of mortality; there are not three Jarndyces left upon the earth perhaps since old Tom Jarndyce in despair blew his brains out at a coffee-house in Chancery Lane; but Jarndyce and Jarndyce still drags its dreary length before the court, perennially hopeless.