We have no meanings for "ward off blows" in our records yet.
But no created being can ward off blows of fate.
His arms go up automatically to ward off blows.
By now Frieda Mertz had her arms over her head, as if to ward off blows.
He was watching his father's movements, ready to ward off blows, peaceful outwardly, but steaming with perspiration.
Healed her and damned her,' Holly took a step back, raising her palms as though to ward off blows.
She shrieked and pulled herself up, holding her hands in front of her face as if to ward off blows.
Evidently Craig's first thought was that the menace of the whip was for him; he half put up a curved arm to ward off blows.
In general, one grows up warding off blows, returning them, even agreeing to receive them with stoic generosity.
"I've got to dodge more, and not let myself be cornered," Darrin told himself, keeping his fists busy in warding off blows.
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