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  • as inon call
  • as invigilant
  • as inwakeful
  • as inunsleeping

synonyms for on alert

  • accessible
  • at hand
  • at one's beck and call
  • at one's disposal
  • at one's fingertip
  • available
  • handy
  • night call
  • on deck
  • on the spot
  • on-call
  • prepared
  • standing by
  • within reach
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How to use on alert in a sentence

It was Carmena, every nerve of her loyal nature on the alert to baffle this pursuer of Alessandro and Ramona.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
I drew back from the rim of Writing-On-the-Stone, that set of whispered phrases echoing in my ears.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
Then, his hand resting on the handle of the cab-door, this expression suddenly changed to one of alert suspicion.
DOPESAX ROHMER
He is small, alert, brimful of jokes and of years; seventy they say, but he neither looks it nor acts it.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
But his eyes and ears were alert, and he was the first to hear the advent of a large body of horses along the main road.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
The almost lazy naturalness and simplicity faded gradually out of it, revealing the alert and seductive woman of the world.
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
His perception was still exceptionally alert, its acuteness left over, apparently, from the earlier days of pain and jealousy.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
Kingston-on-Thames is still provincial in appearance, though now the centre of a great growth of modern suburbs.
THE PORTSMOUTH ROAD AND ITS TRIBUTARIESCHARLES G. HARPER
Besides the districts mentioned, tobacco is grown largely in that of Frankfort-on-the Oder.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
The disk of light disappeared, and the alert constable could be heard moving along the corridor to inspect the other offices.
DOPESAX ROHMER
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO ON ALERT

  • accessible
  • at hand
  • at one's beck and call
  • at one's disposal
  • at one's fingertip
  • available
  • handy
  • night call
  • on alert
  • on deck
  • on the spot
  • on-call
  • prepared
  • standing by
  • within reach
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.