• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Sentinelled furnished with a sentinel
    • ***


  • Johann Kaspar Lavater
    “Conscience is the sentinel of virtue.”
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    “Critics are sentinels in the grand army of letters, stationed at the corners of newspapers and reviews, to challenge every new author.”
  • Marcus T. Cicero
    “The eyes like sentinel occupy the highest place in the body.”
  • Charles Baudelaire
    “The man who says his evening prayer is a captain posting his sentinels. He can sleep.”
  • Daniel Webster
    “We have been taught to regard a representative of the people as a sentinel on the watch-tower of liberty.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. sentinelle—It. sentinella, a watch, prob. the L. sentinator, one who pumps bilge-water out of a ship—sentina, the hold of a ship. Others explain Fr. sentinelle as a dim. of sentier, a path—Low L. semitarius—L. semita, a footpath.


In literature:

Despite the slowing of the engines, and the dead silence that prevailed, the boats were observed by the Turkish sentinels as we approached.
"In the Track of the Troops" by R.M. Ballantyne
The new sentinel shouldered his gun and began his vigil, while the other left them.
"The Walrus Hunters" by R.M. Ballantyne
The sentinel entered on his vigil with that stern sense of duty-unto-death that is supposed to animate all sentinels.
"The Giant of the North" by R.M. Ballantyne
He might choke Beverley to death with those sly, thievish hands of his, and the sentinel outside would not know.
"The Lion's Mouse" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
But there in the shadow of the doorway stood a sentinel leaning against a column.
"The Adventures of Maya the Bee" by Waldemar Bonsels
The fires glow, and the sentinels spend the night awake in games.
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
Sentinels were continually seeing things at night that were not.
"The History of the American Expedition Fighting the Bolsheviki" by Joel R. Moore
Still, there was no hope for us but in passing the line of these angry sentinels.
"Captain Canot" by Brantz Mayer
Two of them had been left there as sentinels.
"The White Chief" by Mayne Reid
As he passed a sentinel, one of his shoe buckles gave way.
"The Peasant and the Prince" by Harriet Martineau
It was necessary to use the utmost caution, to avoid being heard by the sentinels.
"The White Rose of Langley" by Emily Sarah Holt
Rebel sentinels are clever, but some people can manage to elude them.
"Crown and Sceptre" by George Manville Fenn
The sentinels remained there a week; but as they saw no one, they, too, left.
"Italian Popular Tales" by Thomas Frederick Crane
Guards and sentinels annoy him.
"The Clansman" by Thomas Dixon
They learned to keep sentinels to watch while the herd fed.
"The Later Cave-Men" by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
Dubois, who had no other consolation to bestow upon Buvat, went out, and placed a sentinel at the door.
"The Conspirators" by Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
This cordon consisted of single sentinels planted within sight of each other who permitted no one to pass unchallenged.
"The True Story Book"
When he was gone, and no alarm of sentinels rang out, Tiburcio took off his serape and laid it over the dark blot on the stones.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
The youth was too far away to risk a shot; the sentinel was much farther from the point of embarkation.
"With Ethan Allen at Ticonderoga" by W. Bert Foster
Amid the press and hurry, Penn passed the sentinels still unrecognized.
"Cudjo's Cave" by J. T. Trowbridge

In poetry:

Star Eyes!
Steady and golden, smile on me, nor will
Thy tender light to leave my storm-blown skies,
But be my sentinel of Heaven still.
"The Eyes Of Fionuala" by Anna Johnston MacManus
Flow, then, around his sacred dust,
Through the long years that are to be,
And leave the Eildons to their trust,
To sentinel his memory.
"When First I Saw The Tweed" by Alexander Anderson
And high beyond the purple groves,
The sweeping moors, the climbing fells,
The rugged Kerry mountains stand
Like grim eternal sentinels.
"On Caragh Lake" by Clinton Scollard
Near three-score years on Zion's walls
A faithful sentinel he stood,
And all his sermons, prayers and calls
Were mingled with atoning blood.
"Tribute To Rev. William Paul Quinn" by James Madison Bell
Thus to herself She did herself reveal,
Swiftly yet calmly put her armour on,
And, round her Empire sentinelled in steel,
Like morning shone!
"Pax Britannica" by Alfred Austin
Who guards that most illustrious tomb,
And welcomes there the pilgrim's love?
A stranger to his native soil,
Stands sentinel his grave above.
"Monticello" by James Avis Bartley

In news:

Enlisting the Aid of Hairstylists as Sentinels for Domestic Abuse.
AMY SMOTHERMAN BURGESS/NEWS SENTINEL STAFF Maryville senior strong safety Brian Coulter, poses for a portrait in the school weight room on Wednesday.
Photos by MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL Costco Wholesale employee Tasha Grabowski stocks books and records on Wednesday as she helps prepare for today's opening of the Costco location in Farragut .
Wade Payne/Special to the News Sentinel Bearden's Gabrielle Gianeselli, bottom, goes for the ball against Farragut 's Katie Beuerlein on Thursdayat Bearden High School.
Michael McLoone for the Journal Sentinel.
The Journal Sentinel's beat writers provide the latest news, notes and analysis on the Packers.
Browse several collectible Super Bowl items, including T-shirts, posters, copies of our extra editions and a Journal Sentinel book.
This time of year the Sentinel features a number of nonprofit agencies that do great work in our community and are supported by the Orlando Sentinel Family Fund Holiday Campaign.
The Fort Hill Sentinels, with an all-sophomore infield and not a senior to be found, won the Maryland Class 1A softball state championship Saturday afternoon.
Dowell, Orlando Sentinel / Nov 30, 2010).
Bernard, a surgeon who began his career as a dentist, bought the Montgomery County Sentinel with his brother in 1962 and remained its publisher for 50 years.
AP via South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports Sunsport Gardens will hold a weekend bash aimed at attracting nudists ages 18 to 30.
The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports Sunsport Gardens held a weekend bash aimed at attracting nudists ages 18 to 30.
( Tom Benitez, Orlando Sentinel / September 19, 2012 ).

In science:

This research is supported by the research program Sentinels ( as project ’Identity Management on Mobile Devices’ (10522).
The Identity Crisis. Security, Privacy and Usability Issues in Identity Management
Sentinels is being financed by Technology Foundation STW, the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), and the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs.
The Identity Crisis. Security, Privacy and Usability Issues in Identity Management
The line ! VAR result‘i’ is a sentinel for the awk script that postprocesses the output: if the format is set to produce Fortran code, FORM breaks each expression into chunks which are separated by the indicator “ = ”, where the underscores need to be replaced by the variable name.
Automated Evaluation of One-Loop Six-Point Processes for the LHC