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vigilance

the abnormal state or condition of being unable to sleep
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Yes, there is some strange event connected with this; instead of being idle and waiting, you must display all the activity and all the vigilance possible.
"What is desired," said the man of papers, "is the occurrence of something definite which should stimulate their vigilance. That is within your province - is it not so?"
"The vigilance of the police - and the severity of the magistrates.
The Vigilance bands that had at first shot plunderers very freely were now either entirely dispersed by the plague, or busy between town and cemetery in a vain attempt to keep pace with it.
It became evident to him that if he did not go into politics at once, he would be hanged as an assassin and accordingly, and without a word to the women, he went down to the village public-house he had passed an hour before on his way to Edna, entered it from the rear, and confronted the little band of ambiguous roughs, who were drinking in the tap-room and discussing matrimony and Bill's affection in a facetious but envious manner, with a casually held but carefully reloaded revolver, and an invitation to join what he called, I regret to say, a "Vigilance Committee" under his direction.
Bill was perfunctorily buried, and Bert's Vigilance Committee
"Go to him, and say that you left them with a message to hasten to their aid," returned Cora, advancing nigher to the scout in her generous ardor; "that the Hurons bear them into the northern wilds, but that by vigilance and speed they may yet be rescued; and if, after all, it should please heaven that his assistance come too late, bear to him," she continued, her voice gradually lowering, until it seemed nearly choked, "the love, the blessings, the final prayers of his daughters, and bid him not mourn their early fate, but to look forward with humble confidence to the Christian's goal to meet his children." The hard, weather- beaten features of the scout began to work, and when she had ended, he dropped his chin to his hand, like a man musing profoundly on the nature of the proposal.
The late signs of roaming war parties caused a vigilant watch to be kept up at night when the crews encamped on shore; nor was this vigilance superfluous; for on the night of the seventh instant, there was a wild and fearful yell, and eleven Sioux warriors, stark naked, with tomahawks in their hands, rushed into the camp.
The night passed without accident, but in such profound obscurity, that it was necessary to use redoubled vigilance.
Summary: Agartala (Tripura) [India], Aug 23 (ANI): Vigilance sleuths on Friday quizzed former Tripura minister and sitting MLA from Hrishyamukh constituency Badal Choudhury over irregularities in construction work and misuse of power during his tenure as PWD-minister from 2008-2009.
Tenders are invited for hiring of vehilce along with driver for the office of the directorate general of vigilance, west zonal unit, mumbai.
The vigilance officials who raided his home were surprised to find bundles of Indian currency notes in denominations of Rs2,000 and Rs500 placed under his bed.