Synonyms for sentry

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While these were being spoken, outside a sentry had challenged: "Samama!"

That was the first and last time that he ever left me on sentry all night.

I said, "Were you not with the officer when he placed me on sentry last night?"

No less inspiring was the revival of the Sentry on the 1st March 1917.

The Sentry blossomed as the first English paper of the country.

But the aliens were trying to infiltrate and every sentry post was vital.

The door was open, and they were sentry, for their Guru was resting, they said.

An ancient watchman was dozing in a sort of sentry box, but he did not wake.

Planted before it like a sentry, he looked at her between anger and suspicion.

"You might change her sentry nightly," put in the Seneschal.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, originally "watchtower;" perhaps a shortened variant of sentinel, which had a variant form centrinel (1590s); or perhaps worn down from sanctuary, on notion of "shelter for a watchman." Meaning "military guard posted around a camp" is first attested 1630s. Sentry-box is from 1728.

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