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vigilant
used in The Adventures of Augie March

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Definition
carefully observant or attentive — often to possible danger
  • And I might smell her shoulder and lift up her breast, but it wasn't the same intimacy any more in that riches-cluttered hall partly inventoried by the moon, the old man snuffing upstairs, vigilant whether asleep or not.
    Chapter 12 (32% in)
  • " So he was always somewhat in this terror and wouldn't let me have the wheel, who didn't dread this enough to be vigilant.
    Chapter 11 (76% in)
  • Even during a nap he seemed to watch, his head backed off, studious, vigilant.
    Chapter 25 (40% in)

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