Watch in a sentence

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Definition of Watch

  • The act of watching; forbearance of sleep; vigil; wakeful, vigilant, or constantly observant attention; close observation; guard; preservative or preventive vigilance; formerly, a watching or guarding by night.
  • One who watches, or those who watch; a watchman, or a body of watchmen; a sentry; a guard.
  • The post or office of a watchman; also, the place where a watchman is posted, or where a guard is kept.
  • The period of the night during which a person does duty as a sentinel, or guard; the time from the placing of a sentinel till his relief; hence, a division of the night.
  • A small timepiece, or chronometer, to be carried about the person, the machinery of which is moved by a spring.
  • An allotted portion of time, usually four hour for standing watch, or being on deck ready for duty. Cf. Dogwatch.
  • That part, usually one half, of the officers and crew, who together attend to the working of a vessel for an allotted time, usually four hours. The watches are designated as the port watch, and the starboard watch.
  • To be awake; to be or continue without sleep; to wake; to keep vigil.
  • To be attentive or vigilant; to give heed; to be on the lookout; to keep guard; to act as sentinel.
  • To be expectant; to look with expectation; to wait; to seek opportunity.
  • To remain awake with any one as nurse or attendant; to attend on the sick during the night; as, to watch with a man in a fever.
  • To serve the purpose of a watchman by floating properly in its place; -- said of a buoy.
  • To give heed to; to observe the actions or motions of, for any purpose; to keep in view; not to lose from sight and observation; as, to watch the progress of a bill in the legislature.
  • To tend; to guard; to have in keeping.
  • a purposeful surveillance to guard or observe
  • the rite of staying awake for devotional purposes (especially on the eve of a religious festival)
  • a small portable timepiece
  • a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event
  • a period of time (4 or 2 hours) during which some of a ship's crew are on duty
  • the period during which someone (especially a guard) is on duty
  • find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
  • observe with attention
  • observe or determine by looking
  • look attentively
  • see or watch
  • be vigilant, be on the lookout or be careful
  • follow with the eyes or the mind

How to use watch in a sentence. Watch pronunciation.

Mechanically he drew out his watch and looked at it.
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Presently, upon the silence, her voice sharp with agony said: "I am a leper, and I go to that desert place which my lord has set apart for lepers, where, dead to the world, I shall watch the dreadful years come and go.
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We devoted the next day to this work, but we did so much "sitting around" and discussing, that by the middle of the afternoon we had achieved only a half-way sort of affair which one of us had to watch while the other cut brush, lest if both turned our backs we might not be able to find it again, it had such a strong family resemblance to the surrounding vegetation.
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More than that, we stood regular and nearly constant watches pushing up behind.
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To watch their _Orchard's_ and their _Daries_.
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But the old Cuss thinking to pacifie her Anger by convincing her it wan't so late, wou'd needs go look upon his Watch; but quickly finding that altho' the Nest was there, the Bird was flown, put up the Case again, with only saying, _Good lack a day!
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For being out somewhat late_, says he, _and somewhat Fluster'd, I pick'd up a small Girl, which I thought was the honestest that ever I met with, but she has prov'd the veriest Jilt that e'er I had to do with, and Trick'd me out of a Gold Watch and Twenty Guineas.
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Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.
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And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?
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At length, the sun's movements having robbed her of shadow, she rose, looked at her watch, and glanced around for another retreat.
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Until that young lady had disappeared from 'Runnymede' for ever, Emmeline would keep matronly watch and ward.
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They watch him as one watches some infinitely precious thing that may at any moment disappear forever.
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The fear of the young officer, as he exchanges the enthusiastic departure from Petersburg for the grim reality of the bastions; the fear of the still sound and healthy man as he enters the improvised hospitals; the fear as the men watch the point of approaching light that means a shell; the fear of the men lying on the ground, waiting with closed eyes for the shell to burst.
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The mother had taken her watch, hung it on the pillow of the bed, and with streaming eyes, yet ceaseless prayer, they watched the slow finger move to 12 o'clock.
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So I watch for the answer for you knows, brother, when we prays, the Lord says we must believe we shall receive what we ask of Him, and then He will give it.
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Sometimes his mother would watch his every breath, fearing each would be the last.
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On inquiry, Mr. P. found that the clocks had been purchased on credit, and all sold for watches or money; that Cotton owed sixty dollars toward his horse, and had borrowed of the brother with whom he boarded, horse-blanket, whip, and mittens.
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Blest be the tie that binds;' and his youngest granddaughter united with the church, and after the meeting adjourned this brother came to watch with the aged servant of God.
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He told the watch to keep a sharp lookout for a ship, and immediately on sighting the Loch Earn bore down upon her.
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One night at sea, when it was the captain's "mid-watch,"-the watch from twelve, midnight, till four o'clock in the morning-just before turning in, he gave the officer of the watch the ship's course; the direction in which she was to be steered.
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Examples of Watch

Example #1
For who could be trusted among all his slaves and retainers when it was known he was disgraced, and that the Prince Pasha would be happier if Harrik were quiet for ever?
Example #2
In three hours more would have fallen the coup.
Example #3
Behold, I would die, but that I have a sister there these many years, and her sick soul lives in loneliness.
Example #4
Kaid drew back as though smitten by a blow.
Example #5
But we were satisfied with it.
Example #6
However, two saplings, duly cut and trimmed, compelled recognition of the fact that a still modester architecture would satisfy the law, and so we concluded to build a "brush" house.