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noun as in watcher

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Every evening, after their sentries locked them in, the men had watched keenly as two fellow officers faced each other across a table, built, like most of the furniture in the house, from disused packing crates.

As it approached Memorial Bridge, and the historic cemetery came into view, another pair of ladder trucks stood sentry.

Last Tuesday, Delhi deployed teachers from government schools to bird duty—to stand as sentries at border points and check for any illegal transportation of poultry into the city state, in the midst of a spreading outbreak of avian flu.

From Quartz

The immune system responds by producing antibodies to that protein, creating sentries against infection by the real virus.

Of course you’d need to sabotage an encampment’s defenses, distract a few archers, and take out lonely sentries before charging in—you’re just one guy with a sword and a dream.

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"You're a bunch of killers," a passerby told cops standing sentry there, according to one police source.

We found that the Sentry safe which contained our footage had indeed been under water.

I shared the sentiments of the Fatah sentry who allowed me inside the walls of the Muqata in Ramallah.

Twice the mounted sentry at the gates was changed while I wandered up and down the asphalt walk.

He looked up at the sentry towers dotting the campus as the bus entered Kirkland.

But mindful of her fears, he dispatched one of the troopers to stand sentry outside her door whilst he and his lackey supped.

That door and that sentry were obstacles which Garnache saw the futility of attempting to overcome without aid.

It was a mere joke, the sentry saw nothing; and the stone passed harmlessly over them.

"It was by Marius's contrivance that he was placed sentry over the girl," he heard her tell Fortunio, and he thought she sneered.

The housekeeper stood sentry with the broom, and the worthy captains slept on for another half-hour.


On this page you'll find 14 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sentry, such as: sentinel, and guard.

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