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  • as inon one's guard
  • as inwatchful
  • as inon guard

synonyms for on the watch

  • alert
  • careful
  • cautious
  • defensive
  • guarded
  • heedful
  • mindful
  • observant
  • on guard
  • on one's toes
  • on the lookout
  • upon one's guard
  • vigilant
  • watchful
  • attentive
  • careful
  • cautious
  • observant
  • suspicious
  • vigilant
  • wary
  • alert
  • all ears
  • chary
  • circumspect
  • glued
  • guarded
  • heedful
  • hooked
  • keen
  • not missing a trick
  • on guard
  • on one's toes
  • on the ball
  • on the job
  • on the qui vive
  • open-eyed
  • prepared
  • ready
  • see after
  • see to
  • unsleeping
  • wakeful
  • wide-awake
  • with eyes peeled
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How to use on the watch in a sentence

Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
I seized the opportunity to watch what I supposed would be a most interesting interview, from behind a curtain.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
He produced a watch and studied it frowningly, then dismissed us and the recital of our troubles with a ponderous gesture.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
You never know when you are going to stumble upon a jewel in the most out-of-the-way corner.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
He is a hypochondriac now and would keep a close watch on his heir's health and habits; you may be sure of that.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
He heard Mohammedans alluding to a Brahmin as a leader—so might a wolf and a snake make common alliance against a watch dog.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
His duty it was to stand at the head of the scalding trough, watch in hand, to "time" the length of the scald, crying "Hog in!"
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
His largesses were abundant, and the uproar of vehement thanksgiving, was ever on the watch from the venal multitude.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
For these reasons we keep strict and careful watch over them, since the suspicions conceived of them have been often verified.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
Mr. Slocum was not educated in a university, and his life has been in by-paths, and out-of-the-way places.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO ON THE WATCH

  • alert
  • careful
  • cautious
  • defensive
  • guarded
  • heedful
  • mindful
  • observant
  • on one's guard
  • on one's toes
  • on the lookout
  • on the watch
  • vigilant
  • wary
  • watchful
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.