Definition of Old guard

1. Noun. A faction that is unwilling to accept new ideas.

Generic synonyms: Faction, Sect

Definition of Old guard

1. Noun. A conservative, reactionary faction that is unwilling to accept new ideas ¹

2. Noun. Collectively, the members of a team who have been a long time in a place. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Old Guard

old fashioned
old flame
old flames
old fogey
old fogies
old folks
old franc
old francs
old geezer
old girl
old gold
old growth
old guard (current term)
old guards
old habits die hard
old hag syndrome
old hand
old hat
old lace
old lady
old maid
old maid flower
old man
old man's beard
old man of the mountain
old master
old mate

Literary usage of Old guard

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1. Library of the World's Best Literature: Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Lucia Isabella Gilbert Runkle, George H Warner (1902)
"T THE VETERANS From 'The old guard ' >HE thing is worth considering; Three ghosts of old veterans In the uniform of the old guard, With two shadows of ..."

2. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1909)
"... succeeded without the aid of such flank protection^ eleven battalions of his Young and old guard to maintain ..."

3. The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte, Emperor of the French: With a Preliminary by Walter Scott (1832)
"Symptoms of s.sse approaching crisis—A pert of the old guard disbanded, who return to France—Napoleon escapes ..."

4. The Days of a Man: Being Memories of a Naturalist, Teacher, and Minor by David Starr Jordan (1922)
"... aftc- tion Old students entertain the "old guard" of friends to dinner or reception, ... who had brought together all the "old guard" and their wives. ..."

5. 1815, Waterloo by Henry Houssaye (1905)
"In Plancenoit the Young Guard of Du- hesme and the two battalions of the Old Guard of Morand and Pelet remained inexpugnable ..."

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