off his guard

ADJECTIVE
  1. not prepared or vigilant
    caught in an off-guard moment
    found him off his guard
    the blow caught him napping
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How To Use off his guard In A Sentence

  • The lawyer's seemingly innocent question caught the witness off his guard.
  • The lawyer's seemingly innocent question caught the witness off his guard.
  • When not off his guard, he always looked at it placatively. Penrod and Sam
  • Surely what a man does when he is taken off his guard is the best evidence for what sort of man he is. C.S. Lewis 
  • found him off his guard
  • Surely what a man does when he is taken off his guard is the best evidence for what sort of man he is. C.S. Lewis 
  • Page view page image: two of the women nearly gave out and the young fellow with the gun from their frequent crys slackened his pace and being on a very fleet horse road around the women at a little distance at length Drewer overtook the women and by signs convinced them that he did not wish to hirt them they then halted and the young fellow approached still nearer, he asked him for his gun but the only part of the answer which he could understand was pahkee which he knew to be the name by which they called their enimies. watching his opportunity when the fellow was off his guard he suddonly rode along side of him seized his gun and wrest [ed] her out of his hands. the fellow finding Drewyer too strong for him and discovering that he must yeald the gun had p [r] esents of mind to open the pan and cast the priming before he let the gun escape from his hands; now finding himself devested of the gun he turned his horse about and laid whip leaving the women to follow him as well as they could. Original journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, 1804-1806
  • So says I to mesilf: 'I will throw this newcome, whoiver he is, off his guard, be callin' him be a sthrange name! ' Observations By Mr. Dooley
  • The question seemed to catch him off his guard.
  • The lawyer's seemingly innocent question caught the witness off his guard.
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