Examples of sentry in a Sentence
The general placed an armed sentry at the bridge.
a sentry posted to watch for intruders
Recent Examples of sentry from the Web
In a vicious about-face, the internet citizens -- who, just days prior, stood sentry between a weeping 11-year-old and five middle-school misanthropes -- turned on him.
The lack of sentry towers and perimeter lighting on the fences meant that escape attempts were extremely likely.
Robotic vehicles built by students and professors stand sentry on the campus green at Carnegie Mellon University.
Throw in a cameo by Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Strange and a meatier role for Idris Elba as the stoic sentry Heimdall, and there's a lot of power on screen even before the CGI pyrotechnics kick in.
Statues of snarling lion-dogs stand sentry at the stone steps.
As the holiday season approaches, the contact between the owners of these cooperatives and their sentries becomes increasingly close.
Frederick County, Virginia, sheriff's deputies – some on four-wheelers – stood sentry at the staging grounds.
Go right again at the sentry tower made of shipping containers stacked up like a giant Jenga game, and then once more just past the water tap.
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Origin and Etymology of sentry
First Known Use: 1608See Words from the same year
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