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synonyms for vigil

  • observance
  • patrol
  • attention
  • awareness
  • duty
  • guard
  • lookout
  • monitoring
  • notice
  • observation
  • surveillance
  • vigilance
  • watchfulness
  • eagle eye
  • nightwatch
  • stake-out
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antonyms for vigil

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  • disregard
  • heedlessness
  • ignorance
  • indifference
  • neglect
  • negligence
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How to use vigil in a sentence

They gather for protests and vigils—not just to honor the dead but to express outrage and foment change.
HOW WE KEEP RIDING AFTER THE NEVADA CYCLING DEATHSEBEN WEISSDECEMBER 22, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
Something they can draw warmth fromPeople have been lighting candles during vigils, funerals, and other somber ceremonies since the times of the ancient Egyptians.
THOUGHTFUL GIFTS FOR SOMEONE IN GRIEFPURBITA SAHADECEMBER 3, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
There were never any wanted signs outside the police academy or candlelight vigils in suburbia.
FOUR POLICE OFFICERS SHOT AMADOU DIALLO 19 TIMES. A NEW PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT NAMES THEM.GEOFF EDGERSDECEMBER 3, 2020WASHINGTON POST
On Wednesday evening, dozens met up for a vigil and a march starting at Seventh and Kennedy streets NW, where the incident occurred.
POLICE MAY HAVE PURSUED MOPED BEFORE FATAL CRASH, OFFICIALS SAYPETER HERMANN, JUSTIN JOUVENAL, CLARENCE WILLIAMSOCTOBER 29, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Fansler once worked as a legal advocate for the local domestic violence shelter, Tundra Women’s Coalition, attended candlelight vigils and, as a member of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, managed a “Teens Acting Against Violence” program.
ALASKA’S “HIM TOO” MOMENT: WHEN POLITICIANS AND ALLIES COME WITH ACCUSATIONS OF THEIR OWNBY KYLE HOPKINS, ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS AND GREG KIM, KYUKOCTOBER 23, 2020PROPUBLICA
There was no night to bring his vigil or his meditations to a close, but time wore him out at last.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
Its hiding-place was discovered by angelic music which issued from the mouth of the cave on every vigil of the holy apostle.
THE WORKS OF HUBERT HOWE BANCROFT, VOLUME 5HUBERT HOWE BANCROFT
“We will stay,” said my father; and as terrible a vigil as ever poor creatures kept commenced.
MASS' GEORGEGEORGE MANVILLE FENN
It was not until long after midnight that he relaxed his straining, uneasy vigil, and stretched himself to unvexed sleep.
THE FLOCKMASTER OF POISON CREEKGEORGE W. OGDEN
This morning I succeeded in eluding my uncle's vigil, and here I am.
FROM FARM TO FORTUNEHORATIO ALGER JR.
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WORDS RELATED TO VIGIL

  • brink
  • evening
  • evening before
  • night
  • threshold
  • verge
  • vigil
  • deathwatch
  • funeral service
  • last rites
  • obsequies
  • vigil
  • watch
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.