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Definition of Alert


  1. Watchful; vigilant; active in vigilance.
  2. Brisk; nimble; moving with celerity.
  3. An alarm from a real or threatened attack; a sudden attack; also, a bugle sound to give warning.

Alert Quotations

Be on the alert to recognize your prime at whatever time of your life it may occur.
Muriel Spark

Now we're e-mailing and tweeting and texting so much, a phone call comes as a fresh surprise. I get text messages on my cell phone all day long, and it warbles to alert me that someone has sent me a message on Facebook or a reply or direct message on Twitter, but it rarely ever rings.
Susan Orlean

When you wash your hands, when you make a cup of coffee, when you're waiting for the elevator - instead of indulging in thinking, these are all opportunities for being there as a still, alert presence.
Eckhart Tolle

Sometimes it takes a wake-up call, doesn't it, to alert us to the fact that we're hurrying through our lives instead of actually living them; that we're living the fast life instead of the good life. And I think, for many people, that wake-up call takes the form of an illness.
Carl Honore

Great effort is required to arrest decay and restore vigor. One must exercise proper deliberation, plan carefully before making a move, and be alert in guarding against relapse following a renaissance.
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Alert Translations

alert in Afrikaans is lewendig
alert in Danish is livlig
alert in Dutch is kwiek, druk, kras, levendig, rap
alert in French is alarme, vif
alert in German is Alarmruf, Warnton
alert in Italian is allarme
alert in Portuguese is alerta
alert in Spanish is alerta
alert in Swedish is vaken, alert
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