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sentinel
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Harry Potter (#7) and the Deathly Hallows
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  • Harry’s Patronus stood sentinel before the golden grilles as they shut and the lifts began to rise.
  • There were more dementors in here, casting their freezing aura over the place; they stood like faceless sentinels in the corners farthest from the high, raised platform.
  • Two aged crab apple trees, bent with the wind, stripped of leaves but still heavy with berry-sized red fruits and bushy crowns of white beaded mistletoe, stood sentinel on either side of the front door.

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

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