Examples of vigilant in a Sentence
- Over the years, as tension between pitchers and hit batsmen heightened to the point that hitters began rushing the mound, umpires have had to become far more vigilant about keeping the game from degenerating into a dogfight. —Buzz Bissinger, Sports Illustrated, 21 Mar. 2005
- At the Château de Wideville's magnificent seventeenth-century gates, guests have their names ticked off by vigilant staff and then snake through a lugubrious park à l'anglaise. —Hamish Bowles, Vogue, September 2002
- And as a foreign tourist in North Korea, under the care of vigilant minders who wanted me to see only the best, I had enjoyed the finest fare available. —Christopher Hitchens, Vanity Fair, January 2001
- A vigilant hand had, as usual, kept the fire alive and the lamp trimmed; and the room, with its rows and rows of books, its bronze and steel statuettes of "The Fencers" on the mantelpiece and its many photographs of famous pictures, looked singularly home-like and welcoming. —Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence, 1920
When traveling through the city, tourists should be extra vigilant.
They were vigilant about protecting their children.
We remain vigilant against theft.
Recent Examples of vigilant from the Web
District officials encourage students, parents and staff to be vigilant.
Hawaii County Civil Defense officials urged residents in a community near Kilauea Volcano to be vigilant amid ongoing volcanic activity and hazardous emissions — and to be prepared to evacuated on short notice, CBS Honolulu affiliate KGMB reports.
The Coast Guard had become more vigilant and the landings had decreased.
This tone extended to my interactions with a surreally proliferating team of comms and PR reps, who quickly moved from helpful to hyper-vigilant journalist stalking.
And the public needs to remain vigilant, including packing that bug spray as tick and mosquito-season is upon us.
Stunning footage captured over the weekend and uncovered by the vigilant anthropologists at /r/baseball shows a rare interaction between the Phanatic and a domestic dog, canis lupus domesticus.
Track announcer Michael Wrona is vigilant in telling fans that the first time across the finish line is not it, but, yet, some never get it.
Perhaps the tech giants will become vigilant in banning these forgeries.
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on guard, on one's toes, on the alert, on the ball, on tiptoe;
Synonym Discussion of vigilant
- the watchful eye of the department supervisor
- eternally vigilant in the safeguarding of democracy
- wide-awake companies latched onto the new technology
- alert traders anticipated the stock market's slide
VIGILANT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of vigilant for English Language Learners
: carefully noticing problems or signs of danger
VIGILANT Defined for Kids
Definition of vigilant for Students
- … he was constantly vigilant, looking for the next nearest hiding place should the sound of engines come.
- —Lois Lowry, The Giver
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