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Definition of Watchful


  1. Full of watch; vigilant; attentive; careful to observe closely; observant; cautious; -- with of before the thing to be regulated or guarded; as, to be watchful of one's behavior; and with against before the thing to be avoided; as, to be watchful against the growth of vicious habits.

Watchful Quotations

The difference between being a victim and a survivor is often a low level of situational awareness. You can't be a super-spy, watchful and paranoid every day. But I am more watchful than the average American.
Barry Eisler

Some of us live a Christian life as if we're always under the stern, watchful eye of our Father and he is very impossible to please... No, God delights even in our heartfelt attempts at obedience.
Kevin DeYoung

Unless you become more watchful in your states and check the spirit of monopoly and thirst for exclusive privileges you will in the end find that... the control over your dearest interests has passed into the hands of these corporations.
Andrew Jackson

There are times when fear is good. It must keep its watchful place at the heart's controls.

More firm and sure the hand of courage strikes, when it obeys the watchful eye of caution.
James Thomson
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Watchful Translations

watchful in French is vigilant
watchful in German is wachsamen, wachsam
watchful in Italian is vigile
watchful in Spanish is vigilante, en vela
watchful in Swedish is vaksam
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