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vigilant
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

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Definition
carefully observant or attentive — often to possible danger
  • Symbol of the apostles in the mass for pope Marcellus, the voices blended, singing alone loud in affirmation: and behind their chant the vigilant angel of the church militant disarmed and menaced her heresiarchs.
    Episode 1 — Telemachus (89% in)
  • ...poet who found a refuge from his labours of pedagogy and metaphysical inquisition in the convivial atmosphere of Socratic discussion, while to right and left of him were accommodated the flippant prognosticator, fresh from the hippodrome, and that vigilant wanderer, soiled by the dust of travel and combat and stained by the mire of an indelible dishonour, but from whose steadfast and constant heart no lure or peril or threat or degradation could ever efface the image of that voluptuous...
    Episode 14 — Oxen Of The Sun (76% in)
  • Quietude of custody, rather, befitting their station in that house, the vigilant watch of shepherds and of angels about a crib in Bethlehem of Juda long ago.
    Episode 14 — Oxen Of The Sun (86% in)
  • Two raincaped watch approach, silent, vigilant.
    Episode 15 — Circe (14% in)

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