Examples of watchful in a Sentence
We need to be more watchful of our children.
The hotel is being built under the watchful eye of its architect.
Recent Examples of watchful from the Web
And second, Alger has been keeping a watchful eye open for rising talent, wherever its source.
The Little Rock Nine attended school under the watchful eye of federal troops.
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In the short term, New Hampshire GOPers who want a Trump challenge are keeping a watchful eye on the conservative Union Leader newspaper, a key bullhorn for the Buchanan challenge a generation ago.
Roseville officers and two Oakmont students, meanwhile, were in the streets searching for a potentially armed Marshall, the students staying in contact with Marshall via Snapchat under the department's watchful eye.
It was expected that the high-octane Austrian side would favour a more watchful, defensive game plan, but that looked far from the case during the opening exchanges.
Texas terroir meets contemporary Southern cuisine with a pinch of global influence under the watchful eye of chef John Brand at this polished Hotel Emma anchor.
And so, to cut off any dissent following the announcement, Chinese censors upped their game, keeping an even more watchful eye on anything online that could be deemed subversive.
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First Known Use of watchful
on guard, on one's toes, on the alert, on the ball, on tiptoe;
Synonym Discussion of watchful
- 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
WATCHFUL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of watchful for English Language Learners
: always watching the actions of someone or something : paying careful attention to someone or something
WATCHFUL Defined for Kids
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