Part of speech: noun

A soldier on guard; a watchman. sentry.

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Usage examples "sentinel":

  1. But had one not need to walk with a guard, and to have a sentinel stand at one's door for this? - "The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3", John Bunyan.
  2. There was a simultaneous movement towards the shattered apparatus, about which a small contingent of villagers, who had availed themselves of the withdrawal of the sentinel, had now assembled. - "Marriage", H. G. Wells.
  3. At the gate I was again condemned to hear from the sentinel, " Where has the gentleman left his shadow?" - "Peter Schlemihl", Adelbert von Chamisso.