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WATCH, police. To watch is, properly speaking, to stand sentry and attend guard during the night time: certain officers called watchmen are appointed in most of the United States, whose duty it is to arrest all persons who are violating the law, or breaking the peace. (q.v.) Vide 1 Bl. Com. 356; 1 Chit. Cr. Law, 14, 20.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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I watched you all fall in love I watched you travel to places new I am watching you have a good life This is all I wish for you.
Watching more television on weekends didn't seem to hurt their performance until kids watched more than three hours a day, which suggests that parents can reasonably relax television rules a little on weekends.
In March 2002, Lang watched a group of dancers perform her choreography on a TV monitor in a studio in downtown Manhattan.
Over one eight-year period, say the researchers, only 5.7 percent of the participants who watched less than an hour of TV a day committed a "violent act." The figure was 18.4 percent for those who watched one to three hours a day and 25.3 percent for the osteinsible couch potatoes planted in from of the green-eyed monster for more than three hours a day.
*Coverage of the Quebec referendum is the most watched "special" of the year in English Canada, with an audience of three million.
An individual game can't be both watched and not watched.