being watched

idiom

: watched or observed carefully especially in order to prevent or detect a crime
He didn't know that he was being watched by the police.

Examples of being watched in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At first, the female insect doesn't realize she is being watched by a hungry jumping spider twice her size. Kelli Bender, Peoplemag, 15 Feb. 2024 The trailer sees the couple struggle in their relationship, Stone being watched by cameras, getting rocks thrown at their home, and a strange fight in a bowling alley. Tomás Mier, Rolling Stone, 12 Oct. 2023 The spin-off end tag revisits a scene from The Witcher season 1, when Ciri (Freya Allan), disguised as a street kid, looks off into the market crowd as if being watched. Nick Romano, EW.com, 27 June 2023 Even weeks after giving birth to the surviving twin, Miller couldn’t shake the feeling she was being watched. Rose Minutaglio, ELLE, 22 June 2023 From Colorado State University’s hurricane researcher Dr. Philip Klotzbach: Bret is not the only thing being watched in the tropical Atlantic. Leigh Morgan, al, 20 June 2023 The Russian step is nonetheless being watched closely by the United States and its allies as well as by China, which has repeatedly cautioned against the use of nuclear weapons in the war in Ukraine. Reuters, NBC News, 14 June 2023 There are no other areas in the Atlantic (including the Caribbean and the rest of the Gulf) that are being watched for possible tropical development as of Friday. Leigh Morgan, al, 2 June 2023 Bowser initially announced five stations would get extra patrols, though in some cases, Metro has shifted stations from being watched by additional officers during rush-hour periods to being guarded by private security during all service hours. Justin George, Washington Post, 30 May 2023

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“Being watched.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/being%20watched. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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