Definition of stand sentry in English:

stand sentry

  • Keep guard or control access to a place.
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    • Because of security woes, classes began two weeks late this year, with armed guards standing sentry at school gates.
    • The number of security guards patrolling its eastern borders exceeds those standing sentry on the closely watched border between the US and Mexico.
    • Relaxed Chinese guards armed with automatic rifles were standing sentry at the 217-meter-long bridge.
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