VIGIL in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of VIGIL
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vigil
 n.  a purposeful surveillance to guard or observe; a period of sleeplessness
Classic Sentence: (51 in 4 pages)
1  It was a most melancholy vigil and ended by each of us falling asleep in our chairs.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 9. The Light upon the Moor [Second Report of Dr. ...
2  On the other hand, if I should find the hut and its tenant should not be within it I must remain there, however long the vigil, until he returned.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 11. The Man on the Tor
3  So this was the explanation of the unlocked door and of the nocturnal vigil of Milverton.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VII. THE ADVENTURE OF CHARLES AUGUSTUS MILVERTON
4  It proved, however, that our vigil was not to be so long as Holmes had led us to fear, and it ended in a very sudden and singular fashion.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SIX NAPOLEONS
5  But I was too restless to watch long; I am too Occidental for a long vigil.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In V
6  Then, as my vigil wore on, came a faintness in the eastward sky, like the reflection of some colourless fire, and the old moon rose, thin and peaked and white.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In VII
7  Eckleburg kept their vigil but I perceived, after a moment, that other eyes were regarding us with peculiar intensity from less than twenty feet away.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 7
8  He put his hands in his coat pockets and turned back eagerly to his scrutiny of the house, as though my presence marred the sacredness of the vigil.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 7
9  But of late, since the night of his vigil, all her sympathies towards him had been both softened and invigorated.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XVII. THE PASTOR AND HIS PARISHIONER
10  She had never learned to live with her own thoughts, and to be confronted with them through such hours of lucid misery made the confused wretchedness of her previous vigil seem easily bearable.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
11  She opened her cheque-book, and plunged into such anxious calculations as had prolonged her vigil at Bellomont on the night when she had decided to marry Percy Gryce.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 13
12  About noon he went to the police station to make inquiries, and then came back again for another anxious vigil.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 15
13  One evening, after a day of accustomed vigil at the angle of two roads leading to Marseilles from the Catalans, she returned to her home more depressed than ever.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 27. The Story.
14  I was firm, however, and made preparations for my long vigil.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
15  She was vexed to see that, in spite of so many years of vigilance, she had blundered twice within five minutes.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 2
Example Sentence:
1  His parents kept vigil beside his bed for weeks before he died.
2  Eva and Paul kept a constant vigil by their daughter's hospital bedside.
3  You should exercise extra vigilance about locking your car properly.
4  The price of liberty is eternal vigilance.
5  While online auction sites feature some great deals, I guess buyer vigilance is always required.
6  β€œIn London we're very very vigilant and very very concerned. Every day – as you saw recently, we had to raise the threat level – every day the security services are involved in thousands of operations.
7  The Surrey RCMP is being extra vigilant as it prepares for Saturday's Vaisakhi parade in light of the tragic events in Boston.
8  The organization is ever vigilant for threats to the habitats of birds.
9  He warned the public to be vigilant and report anything suspicious.
10  Picking stocks is tough enough, but amidst worries of a double-dip recession, be especially vigilant in what sectors you play.