surveillance

Part of speech: noun

The act of watching, or the state of being watched.

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Usage examples "surveillance":

  1. The eccentric Warden seems to have conceived a great fear of an Anarchist conspiracy: special orders have been issued, placing the trio under extraordinary surveillance. - "Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist", Alexander Berkman.
  2. In neither Europe nor America are women subject to the surveillance of the East; they are not bought and sold in the markets. - "Woman: Man's Equal", Thomas Webster.
  3. If they could only be made to believe that she was dead, that and that alone would free her at once and forever from their surveillance. - "Who?", Elizabeth Kent.