Usage examples for watchful

  1. The eyes of a nation are upon him, watchful and jealous eyes that will not forgive him any failure; and to earn their approval he has taken this voyage of five months, during which he has only been able to forget his troubles in the brief hours of slumber. – Christopher Columbus, Complete by Filson Young
  2. Then his face became alert and watchful. – The Sign of the Spider by Bertram Mitford
  3. Their widely gazing eyes were alert and watchful. – The Law-Breakers by Ridgwell Cullum
  4. When Watchful told her why Christian had come there, she said: What is your name? – The Pilgrim's Progress in Words of One Syllable by Mary Godolphin
  5. At first, when this mother bird went to the nest, her mate stationed himself on the nest tree, leaning over and looking down anxiously at Billy and me; but before their home was broken up the watchful guardian fed his pretty mate at her brooding when we were below. – A-Birding on a Bronco by Florence A. Merriam
  6. Had he been as watchful as Edward was, and had he, instead of halting at Airaines " by the ready- set tables which the English had left," marched at once in pursuit of them, perhaps he would have caught and beaten them on the left bank of the Somme, before they could cross and take up position on the other side. – A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume II. of VI. by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
  7. A keen and watchful interest flashed over his dark face. – The Life Everlasting: A Reality of Romance by Marie Corelli
  8. They were anxiously watchful; they tended her with the most devoted care. – The Front Yard by Constance Fenimore Woolson
  9. He kept regarding me with bright, watchful eyes. – Salute to Adventurers by John Buchan
  10. Formerly, if a Frenchman kept a watchful eye on his wife, he was reckoned jealous, and was blamed. – Paris As It Was and As It Is by Francis W. Blagdon
  11. Valentin will be watchful,- though perhaps he is too good to suspect evil. – Mère Girauds Little Daughter by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  12. He was less self- conscious, less watchful, more ready to amuse them, if that might happen to be possible, and in reality much more able to cope with Miss Leonora than when he had been more anxious about her opinion. – The Perpetual Curate by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
  13. As, however, they might at any moment rush forward, the seamen kept their muskets ready for instant service, with a watchful eye on their movements. – The Three Commanders by W.H.G. Kingston
  14. After a moment, standing there, tense and watchful, she drew them out again, and held them up, her face all smiles and happiness, her eyes flashing back the brilliancy of the jewels. – Lola by Owen Davis
  15. Patrick was eagerly watchful and dumb. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  16. Primrose talked little, but was lovingly watchful not only of her father, but of Wych Hazel, and Rollo too; who on his part was watchful enough over everybody. – Wych Hazel by Susan and Anna Warner
  17. Only Judy's watchful, jealous eye prevented their flying on to his knee or his shoulder. – Love of Brothers by Katharine Tynan
  18. Scraggy bounded into the inner room, and, once out of sight of the watchful eyes of Lem, snatched up the infant and pressed her lips passionately to the rosy skin. – From the Valley of the Missing by Grace Miller White
  19. From a terrified, incapable woman, she became again her old self, strong, self- controlled, watchful. – Three Thousand Dollars by Anna Katharine Green