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Stand sentinel   /stænd sˈɛntənəl/   Listen
Stand sentinel

Watch over so as to protect.  Synonyms: keep guard, stand guard, stand watch.  "The jewels over which they kept guard were stolen"

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"Stand sentinel" Quotes from Famous Books

... their Buddhist occupants. The "Chaitya Vihara" or chapel cave alone is worth a visit. Pillars and pilasters with eight-sided shafts and waterpot-bases, which scholars attribute to the period B. C. 90 to A. D. 300, stand sentinel over verandahs stretching away into darkness on either side of the main aisle. Their capitals are surmounted with crouching animals, twin elephants, a sphinx and lion, twin tigers, all beautifully carved through in places broken; while above them the main walls of the cave rise steep ...
— By-Ways of Bombay • S. M. Edwardes, C.V.O.

Words linked to "Stand sentinel" :   stand guard, stand watch, guard, keep guard

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