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sentry

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Definition someone who stands guard
  • She successfully bluffed her way past the sentry.
sentry = person standing guard
  • The sentry was killed without a sound.
  • sentry = person who was standing guard
  • I want one sentry at the gate and one on the ramparts.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • sentry = person who stands guard
  • Stand here, sentry, with your back to the wall.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Last Battle
  • sentry = someone who stands guard
  • "Halt!" shouted a sentry.
    Alexander Solzhenitsyn  --  One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
  • sentry = someone who stands guard
  • His soldiers were very fierce and his lettuce garden was surrounded by a deep ditch and guarded by a thousand sentries day and night.
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
  • sentries = people standing guard
  • The sentry was standing, his back toward them, at the far end of the bridge.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • sentry = guard
  • 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
  • sentry = someone who stands guard
  • Of course, if he hadn't smashed up the sentries, the Council might have let him off more lightly.
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
  • sentries = people standing guard
  • Hast no more power to start away from thy crown than any sentry from his post.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy
  • There was no sentry on the gangway, no officer of the day to challenge her.
    Nevil Shute  --  On the Beach
  • A sentry slept in the Guest House porch, lamps burned in the cruciform of the deserted rooms.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • He had the stores, the road, the village, to himself; and he patrolled a beat like a sentry watching for an Indian attack.
    Zane Grey  --  The Man of the Forest
  • As we sped along, he pointed out more sentries on more mountains.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • Slumped like drugged sentries asleep at the gates of Paradise.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • She looked alarmed as he ran past her, round the corner into Dumbledore's corridor, where the lone gargoyle stood sentry.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • 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
  • 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
  • He mostly slept in the van during the day and then sat up at night, acting as sentry.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • A round stove stands in the middle of the room like a fat sentry on duty.
    Joy Kogawa  --  Obasan

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