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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of sentinel.


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  • “I come,” she said, “to save your life, which is else in great peril — if you answer me, speak as low as you can, for they have sentinelled your door with armed men.”

    The Monastery 2008

  • Admitted thus within the chase, though with no very flattering notice or distinction, Wayland and his charge rode forward, musing what difficulties it would be next their lot to encounter, through the broad avenue, which was sentinelled on either side by a long line of retainers, armed with swords, and partisans richly dressed in the Earl of

    Kenilworth 2004

  • The park-gates were shut up, locked, sentinelled: the place could not be entered.

    Villette 2003

  • Frigidian and Cardens sentinelled the mouth of the Lough at

    Donahoe's Magazine, Volume 15, No. 2, February 1886 Various

  • "A runner of the Saulteurs, resting in the lodges of the Assiniboines, has told Quamenoka of their strange customs, their hardness, and their shut forts guarded with suspicion and sentinelled with fear."

    The Maid of the Whispering Hills

  • Instead of calling in at Hakodadi we continued on along the eastern coast of Yezo until we reached Endermo harbour, sentinelled at its entrance by a grim vomiting volcano which, in addition to its charred and fire-scored crater, has innumerable other little outlets in its sides, giving out jets of steam and sulphurous smoke until the very air is loaded with the oppressive vapour.

    In Eastern Seas Or, the Commission of H.M.S. 'Iron Duke,' flag-ship in China, 1878-83 J. J. Smith

  • But they held a curiously veiled expression -- a something guarded and inscrutable -- as though they hid some secret inner knowledge sentinelled from the world at large.

    The Hermit of Far End Margaret Pedler

  • Fir and cedar sentinelled the house, and in the centre of the garden there was a lawn of wonderful old turf, hedged round in summer by a riot of roses so that it gleamed like a great square emerald set in a jewelled frame.

    The Lamp of Fate Margaret Pedler

  • She was slipping along very fast now, and Michael's keen glance swept the gray landscape to where, at the mouth of the channel, the treacherous Needles sentinelled the open sea.

    The Lamp of Fate Margaret Pedler

  • The children, sentinelled by Junie, at first gave promise of superhuman goodness; but presently their feelings overflowed, and they were not to be quieted till it had been agreed that Nat should blow his motor-horn at each halt, while the twins called out the names of the stations, and Geordie, with the canaries and kitten, affected to change trains.

    The Glimpses of the Moon 1922


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