Be on guard against
men who can strike from a distance.
Considering our distance from Europe, it would be more natural for these confederacies to apprehend danger from one another than from distant nations, and therefore that each of them should be more desirous to guard against
the others by the aid of foreign alliances, than to guard against
foreign dangers by alliances between themselves.
And here, Davie, laddie," he resumed, "it lies near upon my conscience to improve this parting, and set you on the right guard against
the dangers of the world."
In the first place, it is to be remarked that, however small the republic may be, the representatives must be raised to a certain number, in order to guard against
the cabals of a few; and that, however large it may be, they must be limited to a certain number, in order to guard against
the confusion of a multitude.
Let me only say--go with a companion when you next visit Dexter; and be on your guard against
yourself when your talk turns on Mrs.
I had perpetually to guard against
the wonder of contemplation into which my initiated view betrayed me; to check the irrelevant gaze and discouraged sigh in which I constantly both attacked and renounced the enigma of what such a little gentleman could have done that deserved a penalty.
It never entered my head to be on my guard against
his warmth and his terrible obviousness.
But when for their own ambitious ends they shun binding themselves, it is a token that they are giving more thought to themselves than to you, and a prince out to guard against
such, and to fear them as if they were open enemies, because in adversity they always help to ruin him.
I would hide my person in the same way, were it not that daily I have to attend the office where I have to be constantly on my guard against
He warned him to be on his guard against
any attempts to surprise the post; suggesting the probability of armed hostility on the part of the Northwest Company, and expressing his indignation at the ungrateful returns made by that association for his frank and open conduct, and advantageous overtures.
The man was so intent on watching someone, or something, that he did not guard against
being himself watched.
When he had finished, he thanked her kindly and oiled himself thoroughly with his jeweled oil-can, to guard against