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Ward

A subdivision used in local governments in a number of countries. Wards are sometimes the constituencies for local, elected officials. They are often equivalent to a neighborhood or a portion of county.

ward

See guardian.

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There is one somewhere; I heard it," said Miss Ward carelessly, unrolling her diagrams, which she began to explain without further parley.
Miss Wilson said the sixth form, Miss Wylie," said Miss Ward, who had entered also.
Also, there is too much Ward Valley out to suit our present plans.
Not only will you bull Ward Valley, but you will at the same time gather Ward Valley in.
Furthermore, they will have learned for the thousandth time to have confidence in Ward Valley.
Ward Valley will jump so that it won't be feasible to buy after that.
Jones and Philip Ward, who had already risen from their chairs, led the Bishop off the platform, while the audience sat breathless and shocked.
Ward gave him a quick, penetrating look, hesitated, then made up his mind.
James Ward wonderingly, until that gentleman broke his train of inchoate thought.
Ward meditated and drummed on the surface of his desk.
You would then have been my ward until you were of age.
Miss Twinkleton, madam, I have had a most satisfactory conversation with my ward, and I will now release you from the incumbrance of my presence.