Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WATCHFUL

Robert's suspicions were lulled to sleep, and he ceased to be as vigilant and watchful as he had been.

The Legislature is the watchful guardian over the public purse.

The reports of the rifles and cannon kept every one alert and watchful.

The regiment after salving its wounds resumed its watchful march.

Refreshed and watchful, the regiment rode away from Bellevue.

She fed and warmed them, she was their wise and watchful keeper.

After that he was wary and watchful and full of his purpose.

But virtue is ever triumphant, virtue is never deserted of the watchful care of heaven.

I say again that no faith is needed to attain the certainty of a most watchful Providence.

Her rider was forced to keep a watchful eye and a close seat.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1500, waccheful, from watch (v.) + -ful. Related: Watchfulness.

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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.