Examples of sentry in a Sentence
The general placed an armed sentry at the bridge.
a sentry posted to watch for intruders
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The magnificent hall hints at extravagance within: The walls are lined in pleated pistachio silk; bunches of fruit-and-flowers plasterwork tumble from the ceiling; glimmering crystal girandoles stand sentry beside the fireplace.
Instead of circumscribing corporations within moats, Zscaler employs omnipresent sentries.
Then the cancer cells cloak themselves in a protective layer of platelets to hide from the patrolling sentries of the immune system.
Marine sentry towers line the perimeter of the fence line near the Northeast Gate at Guantánamo on March 18, 1999, a time when each towar was armed with two Marines.
The Norwegians were then able to sneak past sentries and find their way to the heavy water production room, relying on maps of the plant provided by Norwegian resistance workers.
The supplies and equipment to be taken by the vessel were unloaded at the pier yesterday and placed under a guard of armed sentries.
Driving south and east out of Kirkenes, travelers leave a prim Scandinavian town where a hotel serves $220 crab dinners and arrive in the Russian town of Nikel, where smoke billows out of a huge nickel plant and a bust of Lenin still stands sentry.
One employee stood sentry near the corner with beer and wine, to check IDs.
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Definition of sentry for English Language Learners
: a soldier who guards a door, gate, etc.
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