n. one who, or that which, defends or protects; defense; protection
We make copies of our computer disks as a safeguard against accidents.
Sentence in Classic:
I keep it only to safeguard myself, and to preserve a weapon which will always secure me from any steps which he might take in the future.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
My aim is simply to safeguard my reputation, which is essential for the uninterrupted pursuit of my public duties.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
On the extinction of the Tarquins, therefore, the dread of whom had kept the nobles in check, some new safeguard had to be contrived, which should effect the same result as had been effected by the Tarquins while they lived.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
With all his faults, Trenor had the safeguard of his traditions, and was the less likely to overstep them because they were so purely instinctive.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
When she saw Jorindel she was very angry, and screamed with rage; but she could not come within two yards of him, for the flower he held in his hand was his safeguard.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm Context
Lastly, as he inspected the library and dilated on books in general, he contrived an opportunity to observe that literature safeguarded a man from a tendency to waste his time.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol Context