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The panel’s gavel for decades has been swapped between chairs who saw their main task as casting a watchful eye on widening deficits and a growing national debt.
GAVEL IN HAND, BERNIE SANDERS LAYS OUT AN UNABASHEDLY LIBERAL ECONOMIC AGENDAMIKE DEBONISFEBRUARY 19, 2021WASHINGTON POST
From January to March, Freeman drives the roads along Central Valley’s almond orchards, keeping a watchful eye and fielding tips.
BEE THEFT IS ALMOST A PERFECT CRIME—BUT THERE’S A NEW SHERIFF IN TOWNANDREW ZALESKIFEBRUARY 9, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Finally, Ingenuity will take off on its first flight well within the watchful eye of the Perseverance rover and its cameras.
NASA’S MARS HELICOPTER MAY SOON BE THE FIRST TO FLY ON ANOTHER PLANETPAOLA ROSA-AQUINOJANUARY 29, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
The watchful eye monitoring what’s commercially available to ingest is never as much watchful as we might like.
HOW MUCH SEX IS TOO MUCH SEX?EUGENE ROBINSONOCTOBER 4, 2020OZY
Much of the report spells out the need for strict oversight and ways to enforce regulations, under the watchful eyes of both scientists and the public.
A CRISPR BABY FUTURE? NEW REPORT OUTLINES PATH TO HUMAN GERMLINE EDITINGSHELLY FANSEPTEMBER 15, 2020SINGULARITY HUB 
But Lucy had noted, out of the corner of her watchful eye, the arrival of Miss Grains, indignant and perspiring.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
The public eye, ever watchful and timid, waits scarcely for the show of danger to take alarm and withdraw its favour.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
The baby had wakened with a cry, and a watchful attendant came gliding in at the sound.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
The sight of his quietly watchful eyes, his grimly smiling lips, seemed to infuse courage into her anew.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
There can be no doubt that Robert's management of home affairs was watchful, energetic, and liberal.
KING ROBERT THE BRUCEA. F. MURISON
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
JULY 28, 2021
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WORDS RELATED TO WATCHFUL

  • alert
  • averting
  • cautious
  • checking
  • defending
  • expectant
  • guarding
  • preservative
  • preventive
  • protecting
  • safeguarding
  • vigilant
  • warding off
  • watchful
  • withstanding
  • affectionate
  • benevolent
  • benign
  • caring
  • comforting
  • devoted
  • fatherly
  • fond
  • forbearing
  • gentle
  • indulgent
  • kind
  • loving
  • maternal
  • matriarchal
  • motherly
  • paternal
  • patriarchal
  • protective
  • supportive
  • tender
  • warm
  • watchful
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