[ UK /sˈɛntɪnə‍l/ ]
[ US /ˈsɛntənəɫ/ ]
  1. a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event
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How To Use sentinel In A Sentence

  •     Hesper, awaiting thee each sentinel holdeth alarum. Poems and Fragments
  • Having thus escaped the danger, the Romans threw their sentinel down the rock; while on Manlius they conferred by vote a reward for his bravery, intended more for honour than advantage; for each man gave him a day's rations, which consisted of half a Roman pound of meal, and the fourth part of a Greek cotyle of wine. Plutarch's Lives, Volume I
  • All mice were housed in a pathogen-free barrier facility in which sentinel mice were periodically monitored for common murine pathogens.
  • Several barriers in his consciousness that normally stand sentinel around his impressions of women become pliable and my image begins to migrate towards that of his mother.
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  • William Dampier observes that he remarked that the man-of-war birds and the boobies always left sentinels near their young ones, especially while the old birds were gone to sea on their fishing-expeditions, and that there were a great number of sick or crippled man-of-war birds which appeared to be no longer in a state to go out for provisions.
  • The spinach, arugula, tatsoi and mache all appeared like green sentinels standing up to Old Man Winter's blanket of white snow.
  • After walking down a short hall another door came into view; this one had only one sentinel.
  • At either end of the bridge a sentinel stood with rifle at ready.
  • From the Sun-Sentinel: MILWAUKEE -- To complete the ultimate quest of "The Lord of the Rings," Carl Hostetter has left his home in Maryland to navigate roaring rivers and cross vast plains — all to stride bravely through looming masoned gates in search of a nearly hidden glass door. March 2004
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