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sentinel
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Atlas Shrugged
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  • Sentinels with bayonets stood on the landings of the fire-stairways.
  • The corridors were deserted except for armed sentinels posted at the turns.
  • He observed, as he came closer, that something out of the ordinary was going on at Project X, The barbed-wire fence was broken, and no sentinels met him at the gate.
  • On the roof of a structure above the gate, he saw, as he came closer, the slim silhouette of a man who held a gun in each hand and, from behind the protection of a chimney, kept firing at intervals down into the mob, firing swiftly and, it seemed, in two directions at once, like a sentinel protecting the approaches to the gate.

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

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