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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References in classic literature ?
I'll sleep all day and I'll stand watch all night."
The lifeboat returned to take the stranded walkers back from the island and then returned to stand watch with the fallen cliff walker who was later transferred toMorristonHospital.
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 .50-caliber machine gun station aboard USS Princeton (CG 59) while deployed to the Western Pacific.
The remains were removed yesterday for a post-mortem to be carried out, and officers continued to stand watch at the scene.
John Brownfield, honor guard members from the 939th Air Refueling Wing, Portland International Airport, Ore., 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.
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. After the terrorist attacks of Sept.