One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘The degree of guardedness rises proportionally to how much I like the person; in essence, the closer I would like to be to you the less I will tell you about anything.’
- ‘Nevertheless, his expression is stern, and his hands, joined in front to clasp his envoy's staff, impart a sense of guardedness and mistrust.’
- ‘Her posturings, bizarre behaviours, withdrawal and guardedness lead me to consider schizophrenia.’
- ‘It justifies her guardedness, and the audience is thus able to be protective of and sensitive to her.’
- ‘Yet he knows such things are fickle and there's a weary guardedness about him.’
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