stand sentinel

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of stand sentinel

:to stand in a row like soldiers
  • The trees stand sentinel on the cliffs.

Word by Word Definitions

stand play
  1. : to support oneself on the feet in an erect position

  2. : to be a specified height when fully erect

  3. : to rise to an erect position

  1. : a halt for defense or resistance

  2. : an often defensive effort of some duration or degree of success

  3. : a stop made to give a performance

sentinel play
  1. : sentry

  1. : to watch over as a sentinel

  2. : to furnish with a sentinel

  3. : to post as sentinel


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