VIGILANT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of VIGILANT
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
vigilant
 a.  attentive to discover and avoid danger, or to provide for safety; wakeful; watchful; circumspect; wary
Classic Sentence: (51 in 4 pages)
1  The words were still in the mouth of the scout, when the leader of the party, whose approaching footsteps had caught the vigilant ear of the Indian, came openly into view.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4
2  Heyward, who watched his movements with a vigilant eye, carelessly extricated one of his feet from the stirrup, while he passed a hand toward the bear-skin covering of his holsters.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4
3  But the watchfulness of these vigilant protectors neither tired nor slumbered.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7
4  But the wary and vigilant leader of the Hurons was not so easily disconcerted.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 12
5  As he approached the buildings, his steps become more deliberate, and his vigilant eye suffered no sign, whether friendly or hostile, to escape him.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 26
6  Not a single indication of the future intentions of his hosts, however, escaped his vigilant eyes.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28
7  The little word seemed to have turned a rapier point of his sensitiveness against this courteous and vigilant foe.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 5
8  Rochefort and d'Artagnan coolly greeted each other with their lips; but the cardinal was there, observing them with his vigilant eye.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 67 CONCLUSION
9  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
10  But all the while another self was sharpening her to vigilance, whispering the terrified warning that every word and gesture must be measured.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 13
11  Finery laid off is as unappetizing as the remains of a feast, and it occurred to Lily that, at home, her maid's vigilance had always spared her the sight of such incongruities.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
12  This vigilance was not long without reward.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 46. Surmises.
13  This improvement upon the original usage was introduced by no less a man than Stubb, in order to afford the imperilled harpooneer the strongest possible guarantee for the faithfulness and vigilance of his monkey-rope holder.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 72. The Monkey-Rope.
14  He ate and drank with an appetite that no sense of danger could disturb, but his vigilance seemed never to desert him.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 6
15  But his aim was interrupted by the vigilance of his enemies, whose rifles instantaneously bore on any part of his person that was left exposed.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 8
Example Sentence:
1  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.
2  The Surrey RCMP is being extra vigilant as it prepares for Saturday's Vaisakhi parade in light of the tragic events in Boston.
3  The organization is ever vigilant for threats to the habitats of birds.
4  He warned the public to be vigilant and report anything suspicious.
5  Picking stocks is tough enough, but amidst worries of a double-dip recession, be especially vigilant in what sectors you play.
6  You should exercise extra vigilance about locking your car properly.
7  The price of liberty is eternal vigilance.
8  While online auction sites feature some great deals, I guess buyer vigilance is always required.
9  His parents kept vigil beside his bed for weeks before he died.
10  Eva and Paul kept a constant vigil by their daughter's hospital bedside.