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stand sentinel

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v stand sentinel watch over so as to protect "We must stand sentinel to protect ourselves","The jewels over which they kept guard were stolen"
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Usage

In literature:

There was a public functionary, dressed somewhat like a soldier, standing sentinel at the door.
"Rollo in Rome" by Jacob Abbott
Cargrim was standing sentinel beside it, evidently irate at being excluded.
"The Bishop's Secret" by Fergus Hume
They were nothing now but smoldering heaps of ashes with the chimneys left standing, like gaunt, silent sentinels.
"The Fire People" by Ray Cummings
Chimneys stand as sentinels on the border of the sky.
"Chimney-Pot Papers" by Charles S. Brooks
I have bribed the sentinels That stand at guard before the stranger's room.
"Turandot, Princess of China" by Karl Gustav Vollmöller
The oldest lighthouse on the coast of China is that of Guia, standing sentinel on the highest point of the Portuguese colony.
"East of Suez" by Frederic Courtland Penfield
Elias turned and saw the sentinel still standing by the bank.
"An Eagle Flight" by José Rizal
But the sentinels stand not at the doors and windows as they do at night.
"In Doublet and Hose" by Lucy Foster Madison
When the troop is grazing, a sentinel is always appointed, who stands on the watch sniffing the air.
"Harper's Young People, March 23, 1880" by Various
It was on a dark, rainy and dismal night, that Tsuna started, well-armed, to stand sentinel at the gate.
"Japanese Fairy World" by William Elliot Griffis
He must stand sentinel upon the tower.
"The Message and the Man:" by J. Dodd Jackson
I shall stand sentinel and gaze up at your window on the chance of seeing your face.
"The Bartlett Mystery" by Louis Tracy
He felt no longer bound to stand sentinel on the threshold of her apprehensions.
"The Destroying Angel" by Louis Joseph Vance
Besides, if Guard were really standing sentinel over a wildcat, no more promising place to search for him could be found.
"Two Wyoming Girls and Their Homestead Claim" by Carrie L. Marshall
There, one of the robber sentinels, being aroused, made a stand and shot down one of the dragoons by Arwed's side.
"Tales from the German. Volume I." by Carl Franz van der Velde
It stands sentinel to admit or repulse every thought that comes; and what is the nature of the thoughts admitted?
"The Warfare of the Soul" by Shirley C. Hughson
A little below Woodstock, I think it was, we saw on a hill, standing in the middle of the road facing us, two sentinels on horseback.
"From Bull Run to Appomattox" by Luther W. Hopkins
At the door of Sleep a sentinel stands, an angel in grey garments.
"The Master's Violin" by Myrtle Reed
Must ye not often stand on guard like a common sentinel?
"The Adventurous Simplicissimus being the description of the Life of a Strange vagabond named Melchior Sternfels von Fuchshaim" by Hans Jacob Christoph von Grimmelshausen
The same adroit system of standing sentinel over each other was repeated.
"Seldwyla Folks" by Gottfried Keller
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In poetry:

"But now—we stand like sentinels
Within the waning night,
To seal with blood the law that gives
Our kindred wider right.
"Cameron's Stone" by Alexander Anderson
Canst thou tell us lovely stranger,
Of that far-famed sunny clime,
Where the pyramids so stately
Stand like "Sentinels of time?"
"To The Lily of The Nile" by Lizzie E Palmer
And high beyond the purple groves,
The sweeping moors, the climbing fells,
The rugged Kerry mountains stand
Like grim eternal sentinels.
"On Caragh Lake" by Clinton Scollard
Who guards that most illustrious tomb,
And welcomes there the pilgrim's love?
A stranger to his native soil,
Stands sentinel his grave above.
"Monticello" by James Avis Bartley
With reverent hands we twine the Hero's wreath
And clasp it tenderly on stake or stone
That stands the sentinel for each beneath
Whose glory is our own.
"The Silent Victors" by James Whitcomb Riley
And old romance in splendour comes
From out the hills to linger nigh;
And in our cause the brave old gums
Stand sentinel against the sky.
'Tis then I would outrival Mars
For you -- the sovereign of the stars!
"Moonlight" by C J Dennis

In news:

News-Sentinel reporter, Irish coach stand by their votes.
SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE / JOHN LOVE Shirley's Acting Police Chief Alfreda Cromwell stands in front of the police station.
Babe Ruth played (poker) here: The iconic lighthouse stands sentinel along the lake.
Sister Barbara Ann Hoying walks slowly along the concrete sidewalk leading to the Statue Garden at the Maria Stein Center, where eight well-known saints stand like quiet sentinels.
The Orlando Sentinel reports the $500,000 facility is the only free-standing domestic violence kennel in Florida and one of the largest in the country.
Once stately, once proud, the old hulk stands as a sentinel, as if waiting to be pressed into a service -- long past.
Kevin Johnson/Sentinel Defendant Michael Miller stands handcuffed before the court at the Santa Cruz County Courthouse on Tuesday.
Many species stand tall, like sentinels, in their open habitats, with pitchers (tubular leaves) rising as high as three feet.
Sentinel Peak stands majestically to the west.
Landmarks have fallen, but the 15-foot fiberglass likeness of the moose and squirrel stands sentinel to cartoon mischief and edgy animated humor.
SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE / BRETT CRAWFORD Sponsors for the 32nd annual Slattery's Turkey Trot stand outside of the Sentinel & Enterprise office building on Main Street in Fitchburg Friday.
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