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Word: sentinel

Definition: sentry; lookout


Sentences Containing 'sentinel'

The swinging sentinel was posted, and the sea rushed on.
These two girls had been above an hour in the place, happily employed in visiting an opposite milliner, watching the sentinel on guard, and dressing a salad and cucumber.
I imagined myself a death sentinel drowsing there alone, far in the dragging watches of some wailing, gusty night, and having in a twinkling all my body stricken to quivering jelly by the sudden clamor of that awful summons!
The sentinel hailed and I answered, both at the same moment.
This time you will lay your plans more accurately; we shall get out into the gallery you have described; kill the sentinel who guards it, and make our escape.
One day he stopped all at once, and exclaimed,``Ah, if there were no sentinel!''
``I have; if it were only possible to place a deaf and blind sentinel in the gallery beyond us.''
At the end of fifteen months the level was finished, and the excavation completed beneath the gallery, and the two workmen could distinctly hear the measured tread of the sentinel as he paced to and fro over their heads.
When the boat was within twenty paces of the shore, the man on the beach, who carried a carbine, presented arms after the manner of a sentinel, and cried,``Who comes there?''
As soon as Gaetano had transmitted this answer, the sentinel gave an order to one of the men seated round the fire, who rose and disappeared among the rocks.
The man who had disappeared returned suddenly on the opposite side to that by which he had left; he made a sign with his head to the sentinel, who, turning to the boat, said,``S`accommodi.''
The sailors did not wait for a second invitation; four strokes of the oar brought them to land; Gaetano sprang to shore, exchanged a few words with the sentinel, then his comrades disembarked, and lastly came Franz.
``His excellency waits for you,''said a voice, which he recognized as that of the sentinel.
Then his two guides took his arms, and he went on, guided by them, and preceded by the sentinel.
At midnight the sentinel gave the alarm, and in an instant all were on the alert.
`Follow me, then,'said the sentinel;`or, as you know your way, go first.'
`Here is a young man who seeks and wishes to speak to you,'said the sentinel.
From time to time, by the light of the moon, which began to rise, Franz imagined that he saw something like a sentinel appear at various points among the ruins, and suddenly retreat into the darkness on a signal from Peppino.
At the other end, silent, scarcely visible, and like a shadow, was a sentinel, who was walking up and down before a grotto, which was only distinguishable because in that spot the darkness seemed more dense than elsewhere.
cried the sentinel, who was less abstracted, and who saw by the lamp light a shadow approaching his chief.
At the Barriere du Trone they met Bertuccio, who was waiting there, motionless as a sentinel at his post.
The sentinel who was relieved at sixo'clock in the morning, remembered perfectly that just as he was taking his post a few minutes past four a young man arrived on horseback, with a little boy before him.
A sentinel struck the rings of his carbine against his left hand.
``There,''said the sentinel, pointing over his shoulder to a spacious crypt, hollowed out of the rock, the lights from which shone into the passage through the large arched openings.
During all this time a sentinel, who had been relieved at eighto'clock, had been watching his door.
The sentinel opened the door; it was a new face.
They called out and knocked loudly at the gate of the inn, which was still shut; on seeing which, Don Quixote, even there where he was, did not forget to act as sentinel, and said in a loud and imperious tone, "Knights, or squires, or whatever ye be, ye have no right to knock at the gates of this castle; for it is plain enough that they who are within are either asleep, or else are not in the habit of throwing open the fortress until the sun's rays are spread over the whole surface of the earth.
That dreadful sentinel sent a chill to my heart which I do not think that any burglar could have done.

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