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
Stay vigilant by packing your own a travel pillow and a blanket in lieu of using the ones provided by the airplane.
Stretching to the north lies a white-sand stretch of California coast littered with clumps of seaweed and home to vigilant seagulls.
Park officials noted that in order to protect their young, mothers must be constantly vigilant.
Police have been swarming the area, warning the community to keep vigilant.
Craig Cummings of the Texas Department of Public Safety encourages families to remain vigilant.
Nary a moment passes when we aren’t reminded of how high the stakes are and how vigilant those on the front lines have become.
Fallaci was a piquant, stylish beauty, self-consciously photogenic in the Joan Didion way, a midcentury woman writer vigilant about her public image.
Because the bugs hitchhike into your home on luggage, clothing or furniture, Dr. Harrison recommends being vigilant about examining items before bringing them inside.
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Origin and Etymology of vigilant
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
SynonymsArgus-eyed, attentive, awake, observant, open-eyed, tenty (also tentie) [Scottish], alert, watchful, wide-awake
Related Wordsalive, aware, conscious, sensitive; cognizant, heedful, keen, mindful, observing, regardful, sharp, sharp-eyed; hyperalert, hypervigilant, sleepless, wakeful; careful, cautious, chary, wary; prepared, ready
Near Antonymsabsent, absentminded, absorbed, abstracted, daydreaming, dazed, distracted, dreaming, dreamy, engrossed, faraway, insensible, oblivious, preoccupied; sleeping, unaware, unconscious, unknowing, unwitting; careless, heedless, inattentive, unheeding, unmindful, unthinking, unwary; unprepared, unready
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
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