Synonyms for watching

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After watching Hope for a time in silence, she began to question her.

Found it rather long hours watching, namely, about four hours each.

All the while he was watching mercilessly for the cessation of the struggles.

He had never studied any men as he was watching these men at cards.

And to them I say, thank you for watching democracy's big day.

Our children are watching in schools throughout our great land.

These made the face that seemed to Saffy to be hovering over and watching them.

The doctor was sitting by the bedside, watching the effect of something he had given her.

The thought of a future with Joe always around a corner, watching her, obsessed her.

As a matter of fact, he was watching the boy closely, at Max Wilson's request.

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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