Synonyms for watched

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Percival watched the decline with a conviction that he was dreaming.

He watched her, while she narrowed her eyes in deep thought.

For an hour he watched her, feeling the arm on which she lay growing numb.

I have watched them cover their tracks with a cunning more than vulpine.

The horses would not feed last night, and had to be watched.

Moreover, Andy watched, and when the pairs halted he made the pinto weave.

He watched her as she strove to speak, but if her lips stirred they made no sound.

He had felt it before, when he watched the posse retreat with the body of Bill Dozier.

He watched his companion eagerly, and he saw the face of Andrew work.

With a lowering face he watched her descend and, his hand on the newel, confronted her.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English wæcce "a watching," from wæccan (see watch (v.)). Sense of "sentinel" is recorded from c.1300; that of "person or group officially patroling a town (especially at night) to keep order, etc." is first recorded 1530s. Meaning "period of time in which a division of a ship's crew remains on deck" is from 1580s. Sense of "period into which a night was divided in ancient times" translates Latin vigilia, Greek phylake, Hebrew ashmoreth.

The meaning "small timepiece" is from 1580s, developing from that of "a clock to wake up sleepers" (mid-15c.).

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