Roget category 4594. Words relating to the intellectual faculties
› 4.2. Precursory conditions and operations
watchfulness etc. adj. — vigilance, surveillance, eyes of Argus†, watch, vigil, look out, watch and ward, loeil du maitre [Fr.].
alertness etc. (activity) 682 — attention etc. 457 — prudence &c., circumspection etc. (caution) 864 — anxiety — forethought etc. 510 — precaution etc. (preparation) 673 — tidiness etc. (order) 58, (cleanliness) 652 — accuracy etc. (exactness) 494 — minuteness, attention to detail.
pay attention to
take care of —
see after —
keep an eye on,
keep a sharp eye on —
play gooseberry —
keep watch and ward —
keep in sight,
keep in view —
mind one's business.
look sharp, look about one — look with one's own eyes — keep a good lookout, keep a sharp lookout — have all one's wits about one, have all one's eyes about one — watch for etc. (expect) 507 — keep one's eyes open, have the eyes open, sleep with one's eye open.
guarded, on one's guard — on the qui vivre [Fr.], on the alert, on watch, on the lookout — awake, broad awake, vigilant — watchful, wakeful, wistful — Argus-eyed — wide awake etc. (intelligent) 498 — on the watch for (expectant) 507.
tidy etc. (orderly) 58, (clean) 652 — accurate etc. (exact) 494 — scrupulous etc. (conscientious) 939 — cavendo tutus [Lat.] etc. (safe) 664.
quis custodiet istos custodes [Lat.],?
who will watch the watchers —?
care will kill a cat"
ni bebas agua que no veas [Sp.] —
O polished perturbation! Golden care! "
the incessant care and labor of his mind"
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