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War and Peace
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  • There he was stopped by French cavalry sentinels.
  • Something stood sentinel within her and forbade her every joy.
  • In front of a landowner’s house to the left of the road stood carriages, wagons, and crowds of orderlies and sentinels.
  • They rode through the village of Rykonty, past tethered French hussar horses, past sentinels and men who saluted their colonel and stared with curiosity at a Russian uniform, and came out at the other end of the village.
  • But instead of that, at the next village the sentinels of Davout’s infantry corps detained him as the pickets of the vanguard had done, and an adjutant of the corps commander, who was fetched, conducted him into the village to Marshal Davout.
  • On the road he was stopped by a French sentinel who ordered him back.
  • There are no longer sentinels sounding the alarm with their abdomens raised, and ready to die in defense of the hive.
  • Others have disgraced themselves to the extent of disobeying sentinels and officers, and have abused and beaten them.
  • The black figure of a sentinel stood on the bridge.
  • "Mot d’ordre," repeated the sentinel, barring the way and not replying.
  • And without waiting for an answer from the sentinel, who had stepped aside, Dolokhov rode up the incline at a walk.
  • "Quand un officier fait sa ronde, les sentinelles ne demandent pas le mot d’ordre…." cried Dolokhov suddenly flaring up and riding straight at the sentinel.
  • Napoleon walked about in front of his tent, looked at the fires and listened to these sounds, and as he was passing a tall guardsman in a shaggy cap, who was standing sentinel before his tent and had drawn himself up like a black pillar at sight of the Emperor, Napoleon stopped in front of him.
  • When they had descended to the bridge Petya and Dolokhov rode past the sentinel, who without saying a word paced morosely up and down it, then they descended into the hollow where the Cossacks awaited them.
  • In another side street a sentinel standing beside a green caisson shouted at him, but only when the shout was threateningly repeated and he heard the click of the man’s musket as he raised it did Pierre understand that he had to pass on the other side of the street.
  • Four days before, sentinels of the Preobrazhensk regiment had stood in front of the house to which Balashev was conducted, and now two French grenadiers stood there in blue uniforms unfastened in front and with shaggy caps on their heads, and an escort of hussars and Uhlans and a brilliant suite of aides-de-camp, pages, and generals, who were waiting for Napoleon to come out, were standing at the porch, round his saddle horse and his Mameluke, Rustan.
  • * * "When an officer is making his round, sentinels don’t ask him for the password….

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  • A sentinel watched our approach.
  • She stood sentinel outside.

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