watchful (adj.) Old form(s): watchfull
wakeful, unsleeping, vigilant
2H4 IV.v.26[Prince Henry to himself, of the crown] That keepest the ports of slumber open wide / To many a watchful night!
JC II.i.98[Brutus to Cassius] What watchful cares do interpose themselves / Betwixt your eyes and night?
R3 III.vii.76[Buckingham to the Lord Mayor, of Richard] He is ... praying, to enrich his watchful soul
TG I.i.31[Valentine to Proteus, of love] one fading moment's mirth, / With twenty, watchful, weary, tedious nights
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