watchful

Part of speech: adverb

Watchfully.

Part of speech: noun

Watchfulness.

Part of speech: adjective

Vigilant.

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Usage examples "watchful":

  1. The Jesuit, keeping a watchful eye on every side, directed her course so as to avoid any of the boats rowing guard on the river, which might have impeded his progress. - "The Prime Minister", W.H.G. Kingston.
  2. That did not come, for the party were more watchful than ever; and at last he sank back, feeling that all was over, and praying that warning might be given to those in danger, in some other way. - "Middy and Ensign", G. Manville Fenn.
  3. His attack compelled the most watchful defence, and hardly allowed the chance of a run. - "Young Barbarians", Ian Maclaren.