Definitions

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  • n. the position of warder

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Examples

  • Then the Master Monstruwacan sent word to the Master Watchman that his wardership had been outraged, and that people left the great Pyramid in the Sleep – Time; for this was against the

    The Night Land

  • Mrs. Harrington would settle a liberal income on you, contingent, of course, of your faithful wardership over Allan.

    The Rose-Garden Husband

  • "Strangely do you speak; as if I did not know what is befitting a Danish woman that I would allow one who is noble-born in all her kindred to be treated disgracefully after I had taken her into my wardership!"

    The Ward of King Canute; a romance of the Danish conquest

  • If anything more infatuated can be imagined, it is the simplicity of the All-Wise Himself in entrusting the wardership of the gate of Hell, and consequently the charge of keeping Satan in, to the beings in the universe most interested in letting him out.

    Life of John Milton

  • All-Wise Himself in entrusting the wardership of the gate of Hell, and consequently the charge of keeping Satan _in_, to the beings in the universe most interested in letting him _out_.

    Life of John Milton

  • Then, before I could utter a word of remonstrance, Tom had dashed off, leaving me to my loathsome wardership.

    The Golden Magnet

  • Then the Master Monstruwacan sent word to the Master Watchman that his wardership had been outraged, and that people left the great Pyramid in the Sleep-Time; for this was against the Law; and none ever went out into the Night Land, save the Full Watch were posted to the Great Door; and at a due time, when all were wakeful; for the Opening Of The Door was made known to all the Millions of the Great Redoubt; so that all might be aware; and know that no foolishness was done without their wotting.

    The Night Land: Chapter 4

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