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 Meanings and Examples of SENTRY
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sentry
 n.  soldier placed on guard; guard
Classic Sentence: (18 in 2 pages)
1  She picked her way precariously across the stepping stones of the muddy street and walked forward until a sentry, his blue overcoat buttoned high against the wind, stopped her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
2  "Well, I don't know," said the sentry, scratching his head.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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3  He turned to another sentry who was slowly pacing his beat: "Yee-ah, Bill."
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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4  The second sentry, a large man muffled in a blue overcoat from which villainous black whiskers burst, came through the mud toward them.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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5  Scarlett thanked him and followed the sentry.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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6  The hall was dark and as cold as a vault and a shivering sentry was leaning against the closed folding doors of what had been, in better days, the dining room.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
7  Huck stood sentry and Tom felt his way into the alley.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
8  The sentry was our young Divine.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SHOES OF FORTUNE
9  The night after that battle he was sentry at the door of a general who carried on a secret correspondence with the enemy.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 27. The Story.
10  Cacambo, who stood sentry by the door of the arbour, ran to him.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In XV
11  Stop, sir; here is the door where the sentry stands.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER VII—THE TRAVELLER ON HIS ARRIVAL TAKES PRECAUTION...
12  The sentry, who was relieved every two hours, marched up and down in front of his cage with loaded musket.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER III—THE VICISSITUDES OF FLIGHT
13  Before the guns an artillery sentry was pacing up and down; he stood at attention when the officer arrived, but at a sign resumed his measured, monotonous pacing.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XVI
14  She looked down the street toward the firehouse and saw that the wide arched doors were closed and heavily barred and two sentries passed and repassed on each side of the building.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
15  Young ladies don't dare Yankee sentries to see a prisoner, just for charity's sweet sake, and come all dressed up in velvet and feathers and seal muffs too.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
Example Sentence:
1  The sentry defended the gate against sudden attack.
2  The sentry would not let her enter.
3  The sentry challenged the stranger at the gates.