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- adj. Not watchful
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not vigilant.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not alert to what is potentially dangerous
It is as if the sphere of intimacy, the unwatchful trust of shared life, is transformed into a malignant poison as soon as the relationship in which it flourished is broken off.
A similar usage has lately been applied to Latin American countries where, under the unwatchful eye of an American government occupied with wars in the Middle East, counter-systemic forces have been on the rise.
Have the drug smugglers and terrorists simply quit trying to enter the U.S. or have they simply been operating freely under the unwatchful and accommodating eyes of U.S. Attorney Lam and Senator Feinstein.
He, however, was not so wholly occupied, as to be unmindful of his situation, or unwatchful of an opportunity of serving his own interests, and retaliating upon
Undoubtedly, they were staring persistently at my apparently unwatchful house.
The corridor was dark and silent but not unwatchful.
Under Jed's unwatchful eye he drew forth from the suitcase fresh underwear, clean black jeans, and a neatly pressed, long-sleeve western shirt.
A man of the breadth of acquaintance, of the breadth of interests, that was John Schuyler's may not fall to desuetude unwatchful.
I know I have been unthankful, unwatchful, idle; alas, this is my ordinary course; but it is not the ordinary course of my Lord God, merciful and gracious, to mark iniquity against me, but to forgive me daily, to lead me to the blood of sprinkling, to give me contrition, and to restore me to his favor by giving me 'joy and peace in believing.'
This week I have been unwatchful, -- too much cumbered; yet, oh, I hope and trust, at times, my chains are breaking, and though I must believe the bitterness will come in time, the gospel of salvation is beginning to be tasted in its sweetness, completeness, and joy.
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