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Definitioncarefully observant or attentive — often to possible danger
- As to Miss Murdstone,' for I had alluded to her in the letter, 'I respect that lady's vigilance, and feel obliged to her; but she has strict charge to avoid the subject.Chapters 37-39 (40% in)
- No company, a walk, a family dinner of four, and an evening of looking over books and pictures; Miss Murdstone with a homily before her, and her eye upon us, keeping guard vigilantly.Chapters 25-27 (71% in)
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