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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.

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So I keep to the craggy enclaves, outside watchfulness:
YES: Increased surveillance (watchfulness) in order to catch terrorists makes life safer and freer in the U.S.
Watchfulness is what the shepherds and the Wise Men demonstrate for us.
Both the masculine girding of loins and the feminine lighting of lamps point to vigilance and watchfulness for the Lord's coming.
Again Warwickshire could not follow up the strike, though, as partnerships of 46, 51 and 66 were followed by an unbroken fourth-wicket alliance of 117 between Nash and Luke Wright, who was the epitome of watchfulness on his way to 43 from 124 balls at stumps.
Again Warwickshire could not follow up the strike though as partnerships of 46, 51 and 66 were followed by an unbroken fourth-wicket alliance of 117 between Nash and Luke Wright who was the epitome of watchfulness on his way to 43 from 124 balls at stumps.
"We are confident that the EoACAysuch incidents' have come down as our watchfulness increases against violators."
They were extremely wary of people who were around...and suffered frozen watchfulness.
"The Air Force has intimidated and discouraged enemies of the Islamic Iran, thanks to its full preparedness, vigilance and permanent watchfulness," Vahidi concluded.
Rawalpindi, May 23 (ANI): Slack visa policies and lack of watchfulness by the concerned Pakistan authorities may be utilized by the pro-Taliban elements to enter the country, Pakistan High Commissioner to Britain, Wajid Shamsul Hasan has warned.
After Somerset had unsurprisingly asked the hosts to bat first, Spearman and Phil Weston (54) were rewarded for their initial watchfulness with an opening stand of 135 before second-change bowler Peter Trego bowled Weston for 54.
Despite their watchfulness the group were attacked by thieves as they made their way from the Kenyan capital Nairobi towards the remotely situated schools.