under guard


: in the position of someone (such as a prisoner) who is being watched by a guard
He was arrested and placed under guard.

Examples of under guard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Police said the driver was one of those who were seriously injured and was being treated at Harborview Medical Center while under guard. USA TODAY, 25 Mar. 2024 The 18-year-old driver, who has not been publicly identified, is currently under guard and criminal charges are pending, the sheriff’s office said. Anna Lazarus Caplan, Peoplemag, 21 Mar. 2024 The proprietor spent the rest of the day sifting through paperwork in his rat’s nest of a shop, under guard, ultimately producing next to nothing. Paige Williams, The New Yorker, 18 Mar. 2024 He's taken to a hospital for treatment and is under guard … and has been booked in the Sacramento County Jail. Natalie Morales, CBS News, 3 Feb. 2024 Jurors will assemble daily at an off-site location and be driven to court under guard, the judge said. Peter Charalambous, ABC News, 16 Jan. 2024 At Cornell, campus police placed the Center for Jewish Living under guard; at Columbia, the administration disbanded pro-Palestinian student groups. Molly Fischer, The New Yorker, 17 Dec. 2023 They are being kept at a hotel under guard, a lawyer representing one of the Americans said. Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times, 10 Aug. 2023 Padilla was at a hospital under guard Monday evening while being treated for a gunshot wound, police spokesman Gilbert Gallegos said. CBS News, 27 June 2023

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“Under guard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/under%20guard. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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