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qui vive

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the state of being constantly attentive and responsive to signs of opportunity, activity, or danger
  • an army on the qui vive for enemy attack

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The first known use of qui vive was in 1726

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“Qui vive.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/qui%20vive. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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