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Definition of "vigilance" []

  • Alert watchfulness. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "vigilance" in a sentence
  • "The communications flag above the camp was green, emblazoned with the word "vigilance.""
  • "Whether or not Mr. Trichet uses the code word "vigilance," indicating a rate increase in July, at the ECB's monthly news conference now seems almost a side issue."
  • "The greenback abruptly changed course shortly before the U.S. trading day began, when European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet failed to invoke the word "vigilance" when speaking about inflation, denting expectations for quick interest-rate increases that would enhance the advantage of holding the euro over other major currencies."