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
But because Lucas is married (even if the bloom is definitely off the rose in that relationship) and because Katya has a protective, hyper-vigilant brother (Dmitry Chepovetsky), a lot of agonizing has to happen before the inevitable happens.
This is why Drake and Robinson recommend being extremely vigilant with pets, especially if your backyard is not fenced in.
Less clear is how vigilant these tech companies are at keeping their own employees away from private information.
Police are warning pet owners to be vigilant this summer after freeing a panting Yorkie from a scorching hot vehicle in Washington, D.C.
Hett’s sensitive study of Germany’s collapse into tyranny implies that Americans today should be vigilant.
For a whole month, Muslims train themselves to become more vigilant with their thoughts, speech and actions.
Cybersecurity Election officials say Illinois is remaining vigilant against cybersecurity risks after Russian hackers were able to breach the state's voter registration systems in 2016.
Doing it under cover of super-vigilant SPF (and a hat).
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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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