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 Meanings and Examples of SENTINEL
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sentinel
 n.  a person employed to guard something; soldier stationed as a guard
Classic Sentence: (79 in 6 pages)
1  He examined the Rue Petit-Picpus; there stood a sentinel.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER III—TO WIT, THE PLAN OF PARIS IN 1727
2  He interrogated his sentinel of the Rues Droit-Mur and Petit-Picpus; that agent, who had remained imperturbably at his post, had not seen the man pass.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER X—WHICH EXPLAINS HOW JAVERT GOT ON THE SCENT
3  Marius waited all day, then went and did sentinel duty under their windows.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER IX—ECLIPSE
4  At the bottom of this abyss, they could see the musket of a sentinel gleaming through the gloom.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER III—THE VICISSITUDES OF FLIGHT
5  At two o'clock in the morning, the sentinel, who was an old soldier, was relieved, and replaced by a conscript.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER III—THE VICISSITUDES OF FLIGHT
6  These men had evidently chosen this vacant space in order that they might consult without being seen by the passers-by or by the sentinel who guards the wicket of La Force a few paces distant.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER III—THE VICISSITUDES OF FLIGHT
7  It must be added, that the rain kept this sentinel blocked in his box.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER III—THE VICISSITUDES OF FLIGHT
8  The insurgents' sentinel, who was guarding the other end, did not see him.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 13: CHAPTER III—THE EXTREME EDGE
9  The moment was too grave to admit of the sentinel abandoning his duty and his post of observation.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV—MINUS FIVE, PLUS ONE
10  On the advice of the sentinel who had examined the region of the Halles, Enjolras, for fear of a surprise in the rear, came to a serious decision.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VII—THE SITUATION BECOMES AGGRAVATED
11  A fireman had placed his back against a tall chimney, and seemed to be acting as sentinel.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XI—THE SHOT WHICH MISSES NOTHING AND KILLS NO ONE
12  Then he placed a sentinel at each door, with an order to admit nobody upon any pretense but his VALET DE CHAMBRE, Patrick.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 21 THE COUNTESS DE WINTER
13  Athos replied, always by gestures, that that was well, and indicated to Grimaud, by pointing to a turret that resembled a pepper caster, that he was to stand as sentinel.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 47 THE COUNCIL OF THE MUSKETEERS
14  One instant after, the heavy step of a marine who served as sentinel was heard in the corridor--his ax in his girdle and his musket on his shoulder.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 50 CHAT BETWEEN BROTHER AND SISTER
15  "You will bring lights, and relieve the sentinel," continued Felton.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 52 CAPTIVITY: THE FIRST DAY
Example Sentence:
1  You will take care, of course, to choose a dark night, and wait till the sentinel is asleep.