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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ALERTS

All the leading junior clubs swore by him and would use no ball but his,—the champion Actives, the Alerts, the Uncas.

As the fire was nearest to their engine house the Alerts got there, and got a stream on to the fire before the Reliables arrived.

“Shit,” he said, and began to sort through the alerts while his back and neck muscles tightened.

WORD ORIGIN

"on the watch," 1590s, from French alerte "vigilant" (17c.), from phrase à l'erte "on the watch," from Italian all'erta "to the height," from erta "lookout, high tower," noun use of fem. of erto, past participle of ergere "raise up," from Latin erigere "raise" (see erect). The adjective is attested from 1610s, the noun from 1803, and the verb from 1868. Related: Alerted; alerting.

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