Conor arrived at Midtown South and donned his uniform, a nameplate reading “McDonald,” and shield 15798 gleaming on his chest.
There seems to be little effort to shield the political leanings of many journalists and comedians anymore.
Arm people with a cloak of anonymity and a shield of non-accountability, and watch the cavalcade of crazy charge.
What emerges is a series vastly different than The shield but one that deals in the darkness of everyday life just the same.
He later backtracked, admitting that he was only trying to shield his friend.
It was idle; a magic seems to shield a captive's leap for life.
Still there was that in them which respected the mother's grief; they tried to shield her.
His shield rests beside him, and on it are depicted the arms of Way.
You acted like a hero in trying to shield Alan Porter, and I like men of that stamp.
But what else can we expect, now, that you have lost your knightly guard, your shield and your arms!
Old English scield, scild "shield; protector, defense," literally "board," from Proto-Germanic *skelduz (cf. Old Norse skjöldr, Old Saxon skild, Middle Dutch scilt, Dutch schild, German Schild, Gothic skildus), from *skel- "divide, split, separate," from PIE root *(s)kel- (1) "to cut" (see scale (n.1)). Perhaps the notion is of a flat piece of wood made by splitting a log. Shield volcano (1911) translates German Schildvulkan (1910). Plate tectonics sense is from 1906, translating Suess (1888).
Old English gescildan, from the root of shield (n.). Related: Shielded; shielding. Cf. German scilden.
A protective device or structure, such as a lead sheet to protect an individual from x-rays.
Free of; unencumbered by: There it was again: ''risk.'' I wondered if I'd ever be shed of it (1871+)
used in defensive warfare, varying at different times and under different circumstances in size, form, and material (1 Sam. 17:7; 2 Sam. 1:21; 1 Kings 10:17; 1 Chr. 12:8, 24, 34; Isa. 22:6; Ezek. 39:9; Nahum 2:3). Used figuratively of God and of earthly princes as the defenders of their people (Gen. 15:1; Deut. 33:29; Ps. 33:20; 84:11). Faith is compared to a shield (Eph. 6:16). Shields were usually "anointed" (Isa. 21:5), in order to preserve them, and at the same time make the missiles of the enemy glide off them more easily.