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Usage examples for vigilant

  1. But two men at a time were required to remain awake and vigilant. – Bamboo Tales by Ira L. Reeves
  2. " Discontent," answered Rasselas, " will not always be without reason under the most just and vigilant administration of public affairs. – Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia by Samuel Johnson
  3. He believed that his foes might grow less vigilant as they drew nearer the Shawnee camp, and he hoped to catch them off their guard. – Spotted Deer by Elmer Gregor
  4. I cannot help imagining that I see a promising young painter, equally vigilant, whether at home, or abroad in the streets, or in the fields. – Seven Discourses on Art by Joshua Reynolds
  5. After nightfall you and Mr. Balderson will move from hut to hut, to see that a vigilant watch is kept. – Among Malay Pirates And Other Tales Of Adventure And Peril by G. A. Henty
  6. No waters are so vigilant, even where a lake is bare to the wind. – Essays by Alice Meynell
  7. And now, a lonely wanderer, he eluded the vigilant pursuit of his enemies, awaiting with anxiety, the respite which royal interposition would grant, to the unabating vengeance of the governor. – Hansford: A Tale of Bacon's Rebellion by St. George Tucker
  8. I dare not order any man on so desperate an undertaking, for the Spaniards keep a vigilant watch, and will have no mercy on any one whom they capture. – The Lily of Leyden by W.H.G. Kingston
  9. Rejoined by seventeen ships from before Dunkirk, the Dutch admiral now contented himself with a vigilant blockade, until further reinforcements could reach him. – History of Holland by George Edmundson
  10. The committee, too, had been particularly vigilant during the whole of the year with respect to the public papers. – The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade, by the British Parliament (1839) by Thomas Clarkson
  11. They wondered if the vigilant leader was more than a match for them. – The Later Cave-Men by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
  12. It was the outlying enemy who were discovered, pursued, destroyed, by the vigilant scouts and skirmishers of the British force. – The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray
  13. But another and another burning arrow followed, and in spite of desperate and vigilant action the pine shingles burst into flames in several places. – Captured by the Navajos by Charles A. Curtis
  14. Precautions were necessary, as Ananta exercised a vigilant eye. – Autobiography of a YOGI by Paramhansa Yogananda
  15. But instead of taking any measures to prevent it, they had permitted us to go on with our labor, keeping a vigilant watch for the moment of our projected escape, in order to gratify their bloodthirsty wishes. – American Prisoners of the Revolution by Danske Dandridge
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