Definition of Off his guard
1. Adjective. Not prepared or vigilant. "Found him off his guard"
Similar to: Unready
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Literary usage of Off his guard
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Treatise on Crimes and Misdemeanors by William Oldnall Russell, Charles Sprengel Greaves (1877)
"The principle is, that the person threatened is thrown off his guard, and has not firmness to resist the extortion ; but he could not apply that principle ..."
2. Masterpieces of Eloquence: Famous Orations of Great World Leaders from Early by Mayo Williamson Hazeltine (1905)
"When his passions are touched, he will be thrown off his guard, and therefore the law makes allowance for this frailty—considers him as in a fit of passion, ..."
3. Ruling Case Law as Developed and Established by the Decisions and by William Mark McKinney, Burdett Alberto Rich (1916)
"... and who thus throws the vendee off his guard, and exposes him to be misled by the deceitful representations.8 Credit, Solvency, Financial Standing 54. ..."
4. A Treatise on the Law of Railroads by Horace Gay Wood (1885)
"Where the direct act of some agent of the company had put tlie person off his guard and induced him to cross tlie track without precaution. ..."
5. A Treatise on the Law of Insurance of Every Kind by Joseph Asbury Joyce (1917)
"... and made a part of the contract, thrown off his guard and induced by reliance thereon to enter into a warranty, such declarations and explanations must, ..."
6. A Treatise on the Law of Torts: Or the Wrongs which Arise Independently of by Thomas McIntyre Cooley, John Lewis (1907)
"... or if any deception or artifice is used to prevent examination or throw the purchaser off his guard, then false representations as to value may be ..."
7. Trial of Aaron Burr for Treason: Printed from the Report Taken in Short Hand by Aaron Burr, David Robertson (1875)
"... such indictment may well put him off his guard by removing all suspicion of such question, and by luring him to an extensive preparation for another. ..."