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vigilant
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Definition carefully observant or attentive — often to possible danger
  • We need to remain vigilant when interacting with websites we don't know.
vigilant = carefully observant or attentive — often to possible danger
  • 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
  • I am as vigilant as a cat to steal cream.
    Shakespeare, William  --  King Henry IV, Part 1
  • 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
  • vigilance = careful watch
  • Not a single indication of the future intentions of his hosts, however, escaped his vigilant eyes.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • vigilant = carefully observant
  • I am as vigilant as a cat to steal cream.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 1
  • vigilant = carefully observant or attentive — often to possible danger
  • His immediate neighbors, though, are loyal, the whole block stays vigilant over Kwang,
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • vigilant = carefully observant or attentive — often to possible danger
  • 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
  • vigilance = careful watch
  • What I want from you men is as much vigilance as possible until the situation is clearer.
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Fallen Angels
  • vigilance = careful watch
  • I had expected my parents to be even more vigilant about my relationship with Rogerson because of Cass running away.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Dreamland
  • vigilant = carefully observant or attentive to possible danger
  • But most of all, you need to practice constant, never-ceasing vigilance.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • vigilance = careful observance to possible danger
  • They tormented the life out of you with their vigilance.
    Alexander Solzhenitsyn  --  One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
  • vigilance = careful watch
  • We have to be vigilant.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  The Road
  • vigilant = carefully observant or attentive to possible danger
  • 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
  • vigilance = careful watch
  • 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
  • vigilant = carefully observant or attentive
  • Be vigilant!
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Return of the King
  • vigilant = carefully observant or attentive — to danger
  • We should be eternally vigilant against attempts to check the expression of opinions that we loathe.
    Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
  • The dogs do right to be vigilant.
    Bronte, Emily  --  Wuthering Heights
  • He bristled and showed his teeth, his eyes vigilant, his whole body wary and prepared for anything.
    London, Jack  --  White Fang
  • On open ground, I would keep a vigilant eye on my defenses.
    Sun, Tzu  --  The Art of War

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