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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Watchful
 
  Watchful as a sentinel.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Watchful as the eye of a bird.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Watchful as a bellman.
            —Beaumont and Fletcher
  3
  Watchful as a spider sits in his web.
            —Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  4
  Watchful as the step of a mother by the couch of her sick child.
            —Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  5
  Watching every glance of him like a British house-dog that will not be taken in with suspicious travelers if he can help it.
            —Thomas Carlyle
  6
  Watchful like owls awake.
            —Gilbert K. Chesterton
  7
  He was trying to see, with that watchful manner of a seaman who stares into the wind’s eye, as if into the eye of an adversary.
            —Joseph Conrad
  8
  Watchful as spirits.
            —Abraham Cowley
  9
  Watchful as when fowlers their game will spring.
            —Thomas Otway
  10
  Watchful, as a leopard is.
            —Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  11
  Watchful as a wheeling eagle.
            —William Wordsworth
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