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  • n  the process of paying close and continuous attention
    wakefulness, watchfulness, and bellicosity make a good hunter
  • n  vigilant attentiveness

  • And his wife has a sad watchfulness about her that, in Morton's performance, embraces something more than the hard facts of her life.
  • Movie-star roles usually emphasize action, not passivity, and Pitt's triumph is that of watchfulness, curiosity and courtesy; he's an old-fashioned gallant.
  • Well, hear Oklahoma Congressman William ("Alfalfa Bill") Murray: "The Secret Service watchfulness over the conduct of the Congressmen and public men began under Theodore Roosevelt .
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  • Salt Lake police say couple burgled together, but now in jail apart
    Off-duty but nonetheless vigilant, a Salt Lake City police officer’s watchfulness led to the arrest of a suspected husband-wife burglary team. Police said the officer spotted the couple at 7:22 p.m. Sunday in the 900 block of West Signora Drive (about 700 North). The male was carrying a backpack as he walked through the neighborhood, pausing to look into the yards of area residences. The officer ...
    July 15, 2013 - The Salt Lake Tribune

  • Raila Odinga in Turkish Press
    I therefore ask that this current exercise and impasse can only be resolved through a national recount in Nairobi under the full glare of media watchfulness and the involvement of election observers,Odinga said.
  • Janet Napolitano in East Valley Tribune
    But Napolitano said one of the strong points of the legislation is it "allows for monitoring and close watchfulness so changes can be made to make it deal with what it's supposed to deal with -- employers who intentionally and knowingly keep going...
  • Matthew Amorello in Seattle Times
    Amorello said in an interview last week that he found upon his arrival that "the project was kind of left operating by itself" and that he has created "more of a watchfulness over Bechtel. ...... They answer to us."

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