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watch over

Definitions

  • The two dogs watch over their master's body in the snowstorm
    The two dogs watch over their master's body in the snowstorm
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v watch over follow with the eyes or the mind "Keep an eye on the baby, please!","The world is watching Sarajevo","She followed the men with the binoculars"
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Quotations

  • John Ruskin
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    “To watch the corn grow, or the blossoms set; to draw hard breath over the plough or spade; to read, to think, to love, to pray, are the things that make men happy.”
  • Spencer W. Kimball
    Spencer W. Kimball
    “God does notice us, and He watches over us. But it is usually through another person that he meets our needs.”
  • Alfred A. Montapert
    Alfred%20A.%20Montapert
    “Happy is the person who not only sings, but feels God's eye is on the sparrow, and knows He watches over me. To be simply ensconced in God is true joy.”
  • Jean Rostand
    Jean%20Rostand
    “We must watch over our modesty in the presence of those who cannot understand its grounds.”
  • KaThe Kollwitz
    KaThe Kollwitz
    “Where do all the women who have watched so carefully over the lives of their beloved ones get the heroism to send them to face the cannon?”

Usage

In literature:

The Assembly watches over all.
"History of the Girondists, Volume I" by Alphonse de Lamartine
The Abbey watched over the place.
"The Loom of Youth" by Alec Waugh
I watch over her day and night though I try to hide from her that I watch so close.
"Robin" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Watch over your own affairs now yourself.
"The Vicomte de Bragelonne" by Alexandre Dumas
He watched me keenly as I glanced over them.
"Brigands of the Moon" by Ray Cummings
He would watch over him, and nurse him into sobriety, with the care and tenderness of a brother.
"An Outcast" by F. Colburn Adams
We must, however, keep a strict watch over him.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
Lawrence having charged Surly Grind to keep strict watch and ward over his storehouse, they set off to return by the same way they had come.
"Ronald Morton, or the Fire Ships" by W.H.G. Kingston
Murray, while he thus kept watch over the captured vessels, felt himself in a delicate and trying position.
"The Three Lieutenants" by W.H.G. Kingston
While we watched over my property, Mr Ward went on board.
"My First Voyage to Southern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
Have no fears, I will watch over you.
"Which?" by Ernest Daudet
I will be near you and watch over you.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
The deputy warden with open watch stood over the prisoner with observing eye.
"Tess of the Storm Country" by Grace Miller White
Steve was like his father was, and she was always watching over him to see that he did n't get into danger.
"The Wrong Woman" by Charles D. Stewart
He protects the assembly of the people, and, in fact, watches over the welfare of the whole community.
"Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome" by E.M. Berens
I ought, I confess, to have remembered that in both instances God was watching over us.
"Peter Biddulph" by W.H.G. Kingston
Be watchful over whatever is committed to your charge, and be equally watchful over yourself.
"Stories of Animal Sagacity" by W.H.G. Kingston
But eat and sleep and I will watch over thee.
"The Lilac Fairy Book" by Andrew Lang
Yet I have been watching over you sometimes when you have not known it.
"The Master Mummer" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Greg Manning was hunched over the navigation controls, sharp eyes watching the panorama of space.
"Empire" by Clifford Donald Simak
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In poetry:

I look, and the stars above me
Beam on in their strength and truth,
And smile and watch over the village
With looks of eternal youth.
"Night In The Village" by Alexander Anderson
But I saw in that moment the heather,
That lay like a purple sheet
On the hills that watch over the hamlet
That sleeps like a child at their feet.
"Durisdeer Hills" by Alexander Anderson
"Keep watch over yourselves, for ye are like
"And did there not come forth from the northern lights
an angel when I summoned him from the flames?
Ask my people.
"Anhelli - Chapter 2" by Juliusz Slowacki
Think of it, think of it, hearts that are breaking,
Sorrowing, suffering, over the sea.
Think of the eyes that are blinded and aching
With watching for those whom they never will see.
"Over The Water" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Where my heart is (wherever that may be)
Might I but follow!
If you fly thither over heath and lea,
O honey-seeking bee,
O careless swallow, Bid some for whom I watch keep watch for me.
"Twilight Night" by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Captain's sleepin' – don't disturb his rest.
Hard time's over – hardest you have known.
He's brought you through it – showed you what was best.
Let him get his sleep, now – stand your watch alone.
"Envoy" by Lincoln Colcord

In news:

It only takes a couple of minutes to get across but when you watch this video you will see the little ducklings get blown all over the road.
I was watching television this morning and Mitt Romney was all over the news for some comments he made about voters.
Watch highlights of WSU's OT win over No 25 Washington.
Watch this video collection of the various attacks and suicide bombings by the Taliban over time.
The escort who locked herself in Charlie Sheen's hotel bathroom when the actor lost his cool over a missing watch is baring all again.
Ostergard continues long tenure keeping watch over football scoreboard.
I have watched in awe and sadness over the last few years of his political and personal demise.
The director of surveillance operations at several Five Guys Burgers and Fries restaurants in Arkansas needed a way to keep a constant watch over two locations without being glued to a chair.
Sitting In Southampton, Watching Tim Tebow Take Over the World.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House's chief spokesman on Friday said he enjoyed watching The Daily Show host Jon Stewart give a lashing to CNBC's Jim Cramer over how he and the business network have covered the collapsing economy.
I've been watching the Sheriff's race with some interest over the last several months and I have to ask.
As we watched 49ers quarterback Alex Smith on the sideline during Sunday's 31-21 victory over the Saints, we couldn't help but have mixed feelings.
In this Friday, Oct 30, 2009 file photo showing an unidetified mother as watches over her child who is suffering from severe malaria, as other children lay nearby, in the Siaya hospital in Western Kenya.
Along with the city's financial help, an oversight team will be created to watch over the line-of-credit .
Over the years, Carlos Guerra, Jr has watched his family's land go up in flames.
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In science:

Significance tests say: genres over the first dashed line are more watched by men (p-values always under 0.05); genres under the second dotted line are more watched by women (p-values always under 0.05).
Query Significance in Databases via Randomizations
For a bad movie, the initial reviews might be enough to discourage others from watching it, while on the other hand, it is possible for interest to be generated by positive reviews and opinions over time.
Predicting the Future with Social Media
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