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
There is no watchful yet merciful God, who calls us to repent and to forgive; there is only ever-expanding grievance, over which righteous, largely white, progressives preside.
Days revolve around baiting lines with stonefly and mayfly nymph, practicing roll casts and hooking trout—all under the watchful eye of guides.
Keep a watchful eye on international events; these will certainly have a long-term effect on the future of Alaska.
Once news spread of her reported baby with boyfriend Travis Scott, Kylie Jenner’s followers have been keeping a watchful eye on her social media platforms now more than ever.
Hopes for the agreement, signed under the watchful eye of Egyptian intelligence, were tempered by the knowledge that many previous Palestinian initiatives have failed.
Voting experts who have been following President Donald Trump's voter fraud commission with watchful eyes for the past several months aren't impressed with the panel's early efforts.
The staff, under the watchful eye of Aman alumna Tracy Atherton, is stealthily chic.
Japan, too, recently started keeping cryptocurrency exchanges under a watchful eye in order to stop bitcoin’s misuse, but its licensing scheme for exchanges also pointed to the cryptocurrency’s slow move toward the mainstream.
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First Known Use of watchful
SynonymsArgus-eyed, attentive, awake, observant, open-eyed, tenty (also tentie) [Scottish], vigilant, alert, 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 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
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