Definitions

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  • adv. In the manner of a shield; as a protective barrier.

Etymologies

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shield +‎ -wise

Examples

  • Gazing at her in mute wonder, he saw her stoop and gather one flower from the clusters growing thickly around her -- she held it shieldwise against her breast, where it shone like a large white jewel, and regarded him with sweet, wistful eyes full of a mournful longing.

    Ardath

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