ALERT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ALERT
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
alert
 n.  warning serves; alarm; condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action
Classic Sentence: (91 in 7 pages)
1  Ethan's ears were alert for the jingle of sleigh-bells, but not a sound broke the silence of the lonely road.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IV
2  But Mammy was under no illusions about her and was constantly alert for breaks in the veneer.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
3  His was such an easy, graceful strength, lazy as a panther stretching in the sun, alert as a panther to spring and strike.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
4  "I see nothing strange about it," she answered uncomfortably, immediately on the alert.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
5  He was not ashamed, he was amused at what she had said, and he was watching her with alert interest.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
6  Ever since yesterday afternoon when Mammy had caught her with the velvet curtains, there had been an alert suspicious look in her eyes which Scarlett did not like.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
7  Tonight she was alive to her finger tips, every sense alert with hope, her eyes sparkling.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
8  His bland eyes grew suddenly alert and he caught her gaze and held it until a little blush crept up into her cheeks.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIII
9  About Archie's face there was an alert waiting look and his tufted, hairy old ears seemed pricked up like a lynx's.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
10  Their eyes were always alert, like men who have lived too long with danger to be ever quite careless.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVIII
11  Turning quickly she frequently caught him watching her, an alert, eager, waiting look in his eyes.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVIII
12  Her green eyes were alert and sparkling again, and she laughed aloud for the first time in weeks when Rhett and Bonnie met her and Wade and Ella at the depot--laughed in annoyance and amusement.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LVII
13  For when she thought of Rhett, with his swarthy face, flashing teeth and dark alert eyes, a trembling came over her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LXII
14  She had never seen him so alert, so responsive, so attentive to what she had to say.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
15  She felt herself once more the alert and competent moulder of emergencies, and the remembrance of her power over Selden flushed her with sudden confidence.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
Example Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  His sudden disappearance triggered a red alert among his friends.
2  The animal raised its head, suddenly alert.
3  Try to stay alert while driving at night.
4  Every police car and foot patrol in the area is on full alert.
5  Suddenly he found himself awake and fully alert.
6  She is alert to every sound and movement.
7  A good hunting dog is alert to every sound and movement around.
8  The authorities should have been alert to the possibility of invasion.
9  We must be alert to the possibility of danger.
10  All the Plymouth hospitals are on red alert.
11  And although the main ports are on alert, Nigeria in particular has many small river ports in the Cross River and Niger deltas.
12  The Philippine Institute of Seismology has set a level three alert, ranking the situation as critical, with an eruption possible within weeks.
13  The pediatrician is going to follow your child's development over a period of months and years and can alert you if there are signs of being overweight.
14  She was eighty years old, yet still spry and alert.
15  Please tell us how to get rid of the annoying windows alert balloons.