[ US /ˈsɛntɹi/ ]
[ UK /sˈɛntɹi/ ]
NOUN
  1. a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event
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How To Use sentry In A Sentence

  • The sentry guard dived into his foxhole and closely observed the stranger towards him.
  • The sentry defended the gate against sudden attack.
  • The discipline of the guards is not very good. Sentry duty wearies them, for they must also serve as torturers, interrogators and perform the duties of kidnappers.
  • Yet, there appeared to be a crowd forming around the sentry on guard there.
  • The E-3A Sentry aircraft, better known as AWACS, and the smaller, lesser-known TR-1, flew their missions in boring circles or straight lines far behind the fighting front. Red Storm Rising
  • Doing sentry duty at 2am in the wet and cold. Times, Sunday Times
  • a sentry station
  • It's the reverse of birthdays, this laying out outside the meats and cheese, cruets of oil standing sentry at the table and each guest barely able to breathe in the funerary wreaths of citronella haze.
  • The sentry guard dived into his foxhole and closely observed the stranger towards him.
  • We escorted them into the camp, passing the guards who had barricaded themselves into the sentry box. Times, Sunday Times
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