On-the-alert sentence example

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  • These latter, like the colonists in the American Far West, had to be constantly on the alert against the attacks of their troublesome neighbours, and they accordingly organized themselves in semi-military fashion.
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  • Mill could now feel that his main work was accomplished; he remained, however, on the alert for opportunities of useful influence, and pressed on with hardly diminished enthusiasm in his search for useful truth.
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  • Besides, he was eternally on the alert.
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  • He returned to the mainland at the head of 200 convicts, and committed further excesses in the Terra di Lavoro; but the French troops were everywhere on the alert to capture him and he had to take refuge in the woods of Lenola.
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  • The herd never feeds without having a sentinel posted on some prominence to give notice of the approach of danger; which is done by stamping on the ground with the forefeet, and uttering a shrill whistling note, thus putting the entire herd on the alert.
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  • But the Commune and the Jacobin Club were on the alert.
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  • The Directory, then, was in a minority in the country, and had to be ever on the alert against faction; all possible methods seemed legitimate, and during two years appeared Struggle successful.
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  • Always on the alert for crime, he got his tip-offs from the police station where he worked as the mild mannered janitor.
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  • It would put nations on the alert.
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  • Why does it not encourage its citizens to be on the alert to point out its faults, and do better than it would have them?
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  • Balashev, who was on the alert all through the dinner, replied that just as "all roads lead to Rome," so all roads lead to Moscow: there were many roads, and "among them the road through Poltava, which Charles XII chose."
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  • When you feel threatened in some way (physically, mentally, or emotionally), your bodies go on the alert.
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  • Remember, no one knows your dog better than you do, so when you notice changes in his condition, be on the alert and take him to your vet for a check up.
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  • Concerned and attentive parents and school counselors should be on the alert for indications of possible gang membership in at-risk youth.
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