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  • We need to remain vigilant when interacting with websites we don’t know.
  • I am as vigilant as a cat to steal cream.
    Shakespeare, William  --  King Henry IV, Part 1
  • Be faithful, be vigilant, be untiring in your efforts to break every yoke, and let the oppressed go free.
    Douglass, Frederick  --  Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass An American Slave
  • But most of all, you need to practice constant, never-ceasing vigilance.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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  • Not a single indication of the future intentions of his hosts, however, escaped his vigilant eyes.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • What I want from you men is as much vigilance as possible until the situation is clearer.
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Fallen Angels
  • Was it not dangerous to allow your vigilance to fail, even for a moment, when at any minute death could pounce upon you?
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • But as long as I keep my strength and see him coming … as long as I keep up my vigilance … he’s gonna have to fight to get me.
    August Wilson  --  Fences
  • Let it be tonight;
    For, now they are oppressed with travel, they
    Will not, nor cannot, use such vigilance
    As when they are fresh.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Tempest
  • They tormented the life out of you with their vigilance.
    Alexander Solzhenitsyn  --  One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

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  • I had expected my parents to be even more vigilant about my relationship with Rogerson because of Cass running away.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Dreamland
  • Be vigilant!
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Return of the King
  • At that point, always vigilant Miss Hastings took his arm and said, "Mr. Stevens, I’ll escort you to the door."
    Jim Stovall  --  The Ultimate Gift
  • I am as vigilant as a cat to steal cream.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 1
  • His immediate neighbors, though, are loyal, the whole block stays vigilant over Kwang,
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • We have to be vigilant.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  The Road
  • This is why it’s an especially important time for vigilance and focus.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • "Then we need to be vigilant," the man said.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • At times, she struck Travis as being like a prosecutor trying to convict someone of a crime, and though she ruffled the feathers of a few directors, Travis was grateful for her vigilance.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • In three or four bounds he reached the ridge of the esker, where he stood facing me in an attitude of tense and threatening vigilance.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • And I knew even then as a boy of twelve how I should always give myself over to its vigilance, entrusting to its care everything I could know or ever hope for.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Lock the doors and stay vigilant until they forget about us:’ "They’re going to forget about us?"
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • Henri comes walking down, vigilant, looking at the classroom doors as he passes them, and behind him, carrying the Loric Chest in his arms, is Mark.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • That our lives would have to be spent in a state of constant vigilance, waiting for the next time, waiting to see what horror he would inflict upon himself.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • Old Gray Eyes was on the lookout for threats, being her usual vigilant, no-fun, all-business self.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • The men of the family had to be vigilant.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • We’re supposed to be extra vigilant, keep an eye out."
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • Beside each of them stood a man—some tall and slender, some burly, some average, all of them surrounded by at least three vigilant guards.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • Such steps took work, took money, took vigilance.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • Eventually a vigilant and humble neighbor catches on.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • We must be constantly on guard against the Disease; the health of our nation, our people, our families, and our minds depends on constant vigilance.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • During the week I parked my car in the Skimberrys’ yard under Ida’s vigilant eye.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • The way things were at Thurmond …. the camp controllers were so vigilant about making sure that we were terrified of getting caught using our abilities, and we were made to understand from the beginning that what we were, and what we could do, was dangerous and unnatural.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • …dignity of the woman of Africa; the need to strengthen the revolution, unpopular though it was with those black men in the towns who dreamed of waking up one day as white men; the need for Africans to be African, to go back without shame to their democratic and socialist ways, to rediscover the virtues of the diet and medicines of their grandfathers and not to go running like children after things in imported tins and bottles; the need for vigilance, work and, above all, discipline.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • I told myself Patch would take care of Dabria and that I had nothing to worry about, but it didn’t hurt to be vigilant.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • The vigilant Thompson aside, Randall’s office was in a building located near the center of the compound.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Throughout Illinois and Indiana, I sat swaying and vigilant: too afraid to go to sleep.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • He finally broke free of the morning traffic near Vallejo and maintained a vigilant sixty on the speedometer as he headed east.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • Be faithful, be vigilant, be untiring in your efforts to break every yoke, and let the oppressed go free.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • Slapped down with oil, his hair gleamed, though a small piece was always upright and vigilant at the apex of his head.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • Enrique’s aunt Mirian vigilantly watches when Maraa Isabel goes shopping, whom she goes with, how many bags they have when they return.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • The vibrant, generous body that he had trained with such vigilance had shrunken until only the bones remained, draped in yellow skin, crawling with parasites.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Her protective vigilance for her surviving family had overtaken rationality.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • Dunbar was waiting vigilantly, ready to pounce.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • ’The dogs do right to be vigilant.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • It almost did a few times, but it always managed to pull through due to strict sharing of resources, strenuous discipline, and constant vigilance against any further attacks from the Capitol.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • ’We were all at fault,’ said Elrond, ’and but for your vigilance the Darkness, maybe, would already be upon us.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • But Wemmick was equally untiring and gentle in his vigilance, and the Aged read on, quite unconscious of his many rescues.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • But all that vigilance didn’t do much good.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • Despite our vigilance, Dr. Atal, the zoo veterinarian, could tell by the number of animals with digestive disturbances which had been the busy days at the zoo.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
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