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on the alert

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paying close attention usually for the purpose of anticipating approaching danger or opportunity
  • Residents were warned to stay on the alert for changes in the storm's projected path.

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“On the alert.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/on%20the%20alert. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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