Definitions

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  • verb Present participle of ward.

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Examples

  • Airport security already misses a massive amount of ‘contraband’ simply due to incompetence, inconsistency and human error – it is completely useless against future deliberate malice, since it concentrates entirely in warding off threats that have failed in the past.

    Living In A Police State – (Thank Goodness). « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • Bear spray apparently is effective in warding off the bruins if it sprays when you need it.

    Be Careful in Bear Country

  • Could it have been inspired by the grim times that the country, and above all Jerusalem, were going through, which he had weathered unharmed; so that his financial success, as other businesses foundered, called for vigilance in warding off the public criticism that now, ironically, was about to be aired in newsprint of which he himself was the supplier?

    Excerpt: A Woman in Jerusalem by A Yehoshua

  • In terms of his responses, though, they are encouraged that they're seeing such responses, for instance, as him moving his arm to what they describe as warding off stimulus.

    CNN Transcript Jan 9, 2006

  • Turn to the international field, and you have an excellent example of the effectiveness of inquiry in warding off strife in the well-known Dogger Bank affair.

    Certain Features of the Paris Constitution

  • King, that thou hast been duped by the Wazirs and Ministers, who wish but to torment and entrap thee, so thou mayst have no joyance of this thy kingship neither feel ease nor taste delight; nay, they would have thee consume thy life in warding off trouble from them, till thy days be wasted in travail and weariness and thou be as one who slayeth himself for the benefit of another or like the Boy and the Thieves.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Recalling the warding runes on Abarrach, Haplo was glad to see the sigla glow blue and not red.

    The Hand of Chaos

  • At the same time, I have zero confidence in emissions reduction as a successful mitigation strategy, success being defined as warding off ice sheet instability.

    RealClimate

  • At the same time, I have zero confidence in emissions reduction as a successful mitigation strategy, success being defined as warding off ice sheet instability.

    RealClimate

  • I have zero confidence in emissions reduction as a successful mitigation strategy, success being defined as warding off ice sheet instability.

    RealClimate

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