When Denisov had come to Pokrovsk at the beginning of his operations and had as usual summoned the village elder and asked him what he knew about the French, the elder, as though shielding himself, had replied, as all village elders did, that he had neither seen nor heard anything of them.
Mary strode down the path toward them, a hand shielding the sun from her eyes.
She made her way back and circled the screaming pillar, shielding her eyes against its brightness.
As he joined her they squinted into the heat waves, shielding their eyes against the bright sun - trying to discern something of the shadows below the plume.
Hagen easily persuades the weak Gunther that the supposed insult to his honour can only be wiped out in Siegfried's blood; he worms the secret of the hero's vulnerable spot out of Kriemhild, on pretence of shielding him from harm (Avent.
Though she wasn't hungry, she drank, exploring the black curtain shielding his memories as she did.
She struggled to mount behind one of the guards shielding her, when an attacker's blow landed solidly against his horse's flank.
VI.), Niobe shielding her youngest daughter.