stand watch


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Verb1.stand watch - watch over so as to protect; "We must stand sentinel to protect ourselves"; "The jewels over which they kept guard were stolen"
guard - to keep watch over; "there would be men guarding the horses"
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And there are mannekin Buckingham Palace guards to stand watch as the festivities take hold.
TM3 Marco Torres and STG3 Anthony Jones stand watch at a .
The remains were removed yesterday for a post-mortem to be carried out, and officers continued to stand watch at the scene.
stand watch as John Pierson, a former pararescueman assigned to the 939th, plays a serene melody on his bagpipes during the King 56 memorial rededication ceremony in November.
Kubla Khan was an obvious name after a friend of Tufts and Tenen, taken into their confidence so he could stand watch while they were exploring, christened the caverns Xanadu, after Samuel Taylor Coleridge's 18th-century poem.
Glenn Spencer and his organization, American Border Patrol, use modern technology, such as unmanned aerial vehicles, to patrol the southern border, while the Minutemen call upon everyday citizens to stand watch over porous borders in Arizona and California.
T: Our task today is to stand watch with him, to have the courage to stand still and witness.
When skinheads fired bullets at a local synagogue, a protective army of local citizens turned out to comfort, sing and pray - and, in the weeks that followed, to stand watch.
Both artists stand watch over terrains teeming with events yet to unfold, grooming wide-open fields free of just about any compositional demarcations, including horizon lines, fields in which nothing is settled and anything seems possible.
Valiant seniors stand watch with shotguns on putting greens across the state.
Procurator fiscal Frank Redman told the court the skipper and mate were the only two people on board qualified to stand watch.