I watched him carefully through guarded eyes and waited until I thought he had calmed down before I spoke again.
Without specific or new intelligence, a guarded and selective response must be better than a blanket one.
The Refugee Council gave a guarded welcome to the proposals, with particular support for the ending of the ‘demeaning’ voucher system.
There, though, the problems raised are only touched upon in a guarded fashion, with careful reservations and with a noticeable reluctance to arrive at a positive resolution.
She is currently suffering from encephalitis and is listed in stable but guarded condition.
It's easy to see why MacLeod has to remain guarded and wary of all those he encounters.
She quickly hid it back again, however, her eyes becoming guarded and wary yet again.
At present, his guarded manner and his reluctance to discuss his previous symptoms or violent behaviour make a detailed examination of his mental state extremely difficult.
The drop in the number of serious firearms offences in West Yorkshire, against the national trend and for the second year running, deserves a guarded welcome.
As for how that future might look, Nick is more guarded than others who've recently talked enthusiastically about what possibilities lie in store.