Watchmen sentence example

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  • The watchmen appointed by parishes were useless, inadequate, inefficient and untrustworthy, acting often as accessories in aiding and abetting crime.
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  • In addition, the village watchmen or chaukidars, a primitive institution paid from local sources but to some extent incorporated in the general system, aggregated about 700,000; while a special force of military police, numbering about 20,000 under officers seconded from the army, is maintained along the frontier, more especially in Burma.
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  • Watchmen and The Dark Knight Returns might have been called parodic superhero comics: attempts to infiltrate some reality and see what happens.
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  • The irrigated area is divided into districts, in each of which is an overseer and a staff of watchmen to see to the opening and shutting of the modules (see Hydraulics, §§ 54 to 56) which deliver the water into the minor channels.
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  • They are Nature's watchmen--links which connect the days of animated life.
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  • The watchmen know that morning is coming; but they ca n't be impatient and shirk off before the relief comes along.
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  • He smote the Philistines, even unto Gaza, and the borders thereof, from the tower of the watchmen to the fenced city.
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  • The early records for the City of Canterbury show that in 1787 there were 9 watchmen, including two supernumeraries.
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  • Each city would appoint watchmen who would work in shifts, so that the people were continually under guard.
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  • Up until this time, the towns had merely employed a few watchmen to patrol the streets and call out the time and weather.
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  • The watch committee resolved that all the men should become watchmen under the control of an inspector with the day policing divided among them.
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  • These include the watchmen, the shepherds and several other households.
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  • Two watchmen continually patrolled the village at night to guard against crime or the risk of fire among the closely packed wooden buildings.
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  • Faulkes, Zen (1993) Who watches the watchmen?
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  • But Israel 's leaders, the Lord says, are like blind watchmen.
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  • By 1585 their numbers had risen to four and their duties had been established as musical night watchmen and civic entertainers.
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  • Let us be faithful watchmen, that their blood be not upon our heads.
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  • Although referred to as constables, these four men were in fact on a par with the old town watchmen.
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  • Judith called out from afar to the watchmen at the gates, Open, open the gate !
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  • The latter, about the time of Elizabeth's succession, expressed his hope that the bishops would become pastors, labourers and watchmen; and that the great riches of bishoprics would be diminished and reduced to mediocrity; that, being delivered from courtly and regal pomp, the bishops might take care of the flock of Christ.
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