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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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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.
Ward was saying, and Dave noted that his face and eyes were cruel and gloating and proud.
Ward was forty years of age, a successful business man, and very unhappy.
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.
And thereupon he entered into a long technical and historical explanation of the earnings and dividends of Ward Valley from the day of its organization.
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.
This was to Miss Ward, who had skated into his neighborhood.
The time passed quickly; when Miss Ward sent for him to take off her skates there was a general groan and declaration that it could not possibly be half-past eight o'clock yet.
When the door was opened, he saw Miss Ward standing behind the maid who admitted him.
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.