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She successfully bluffed her way past the sentry.
  a person who stands guard
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sentry sentries
Strongly Associated with:   sentinel
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  • She successfully bluffed her way past the sentry.
  • The sentry was killed without a sound.
  • The sentry was standing, his back toward them, at the far end of the bridge.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • "Halt!" shouted a sentry.
    Alexander Solzhenitsyn  --  One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

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  • Stand here, sentry, with your back to the wall.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Last Battle
  • I want one sentry at the gate and one on the ramparts.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • There was still the lonely sentry on the bridge, and he had turned and was watching Karl.
    John Le Carre  --  The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
  • We reach the watchtower, and the sentries stationed there turn and walk away, as if following a silent order.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • Now that the Admiral’s five watchdogs have left, though, the kids on sentry duty are getting lax.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • He’d run ahead and was standing in the main drive like a sentry until Sophia brought the car to a stop, then he barked authoritatively before trotting back toward Luke.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride

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  • Sentries had spotted us coming, and when we reached the dirt road that led into the woods to the camp, Hutchfield was there with another guy named Brogden.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • It could be a while before the others—if there were others—realized their sentry was gone.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • Then there was the American boy, so ordinary-looking he hardly merited notice; so apparently normal that people’s eyes skipped over him—even as he studied them, on tiptoe, neck swiveling, his gaze sweeping across the platform like a sentry’s.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • Sentries were drafted into rotating shifts to watch the front and rear of the house.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • Two other men were to remain as sentries.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • To approach the building by foot or car or bicycle one has to cross a bridge over the moat, be accepted by two sentries who unfortunately have to stand exactly where marsh gases collect, and enter the fort’s yard.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • Cinder sought out the cluster of slender blue glass and chrome buildings that stood sentry over the market square, then tried to trace the roads north, searching for the Phoenix Tower apartments, but they were tucked behind too much city and too many shadows.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • Your father made sure that each of Endovier’s sentries could shoot a squirrel from two hundred paces away.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • To reach our apartment building, we had to round a corner by one of the ghetto gates where several guards always stood on sentry duty.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • He follows past company houses and the sentry at the bottom of the hill to where the mining officials reside.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • As I neared the gate, a sentry stepped out and blocked my way.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Chains
  • Turning my head, I could see the dim figure of the sentry, leaning against a rock on the far side of the fire.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • There are sentries on all the bridges.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Among the POWs, there was an elaborate sentry system to monitor the Bird’s movements.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • My father holds the door open on the twentieth floor and stands like a sentry as every Abnegation walks past him.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • This side of your chamber looks out upon a kind of open gallery, where patrols are continually passing, and sentries keep watch day and night.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • They headed through the hills, avoiding the tops for fear of being spotted by sentries.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • They walked carefully back across the entrance hall and up the marble staircase, holding their breath as they passed corridors where watchful sentries were walking.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Huck stood sentry and Tom felt his way into the alley.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Before the guns an artillery sentry was pacing up and down; he stood at attention when the officer arrived, but at a sign resumed his measured, monotonous pacing.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • She was a sentry.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • He mostly slept in the van during the day and then sat up at night, acting as sentry.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • LE BRET (who had gone up to pass a loaf on the end of a lance to the sentry on the rampart): De Guiche!
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • The car skidded to a stop outside a reinforced sentry booth.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • The sentry was posted high up on the wall beside the belfry.
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • Stop, sir; here is the door where the sentry stands.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • I sucked at it, of course, but my sucking was useful to him: It made it easier for him to die beautifully, to jump in front of a sniper’s bullet and sacrifice himself for me, or else to kill a sentry who was just about to shoot me.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • No sentry on the gangplank, no bosun on the bridge, not a light anywhere.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • It’s terrible . Murtagh and Ajihad . Why didn’t sentries in the tunnels warn us of the Urgals?
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Those Taliban night attacks were the very same tactics the mujahideen used against the Russians, sliding through the darkness and cutting the throats of guards and sentries until the Soviet military, and the parents of young soldiers, could stand it no more.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • They can’t risk a cordon of single sentries because there are known to be Fringes people scouting around.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • Wooden watchtowers rose at each corner, manned by sentries with oversized, mounted crossbows.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • Only sentries, I expect.
    C.S. Lewis  --  Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia
  • Hast no more power to start away from thy crown than any sentry from his post.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy
  • When the first sentry of the morning watch Gave the alarm, we all were terror-stricken.
    Sophocles  --  Antigone
  • Cacambo, who stood sentry by the door of the arbour, ran to him.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • If we were that close to the border I did not want to be hailed by a sentry along the road.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms
  • Though he was a good sentry, alert, ever ready to raise Cain, his valor had one flaw: let him glimpse a gun, as he did now-for the intruders were armed-and his head dropped, his tail turned in.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • One would be to dismount the gentle ones, and let their beasts range the plain, by sending the Mohicans in front, we might then cut a lane through their sentries, and enter the fort over the dead bodies.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • He was a perpetual sentry in the corner.
    Herman Melville  --  Bartleby, the Scrivener: a Story of Wall Street
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Associated words [difficulty]:   sentry [1] , sentinel [2]
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