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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Watchful  \Watch"ful\,  a. 
  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. 
  ``Many  a  watchful  night.''  --Shak.  ``Happy  watchful 
  shepherds.''  --Milton. 
  'Twixt  prayer  and  watchful  love  his  heart  dividing. 
  Syn:  Vigilant;  attentive;  cautious;  observant;  circumspect; 
  wakeful;  heedful.  --  {Watch"ful*ly},  adv  -- 
  {Watch"ful*ness},  n. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  carefully  observant  or  attentive;  on  the  lookout  for 
  possible  danger;  "a  policy  of  open-eyed  awareness"; 
  "the  vigilant  eye  of  the  town  watch";  "there  was  a 
  watchful  dignity  in  the  room";  "a  watchful  parent  with 
  a  toddler  in  tow"  [syn:  {argus-eyed},  {open-eyed},  {vigilant}, 
  2:  experiencing  or  accompanied  by  sleeplessness;  "insomniac  old 
  people";  "insomniac  nights";  "lay  sleepless  all  night"; 
  "twenty  watchful,  weary,  tedious  nights"-  Shakespeare 
  [syn:  {insomniac},  {sleepless}] 

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