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Synonyms for vigil

the act of carefully watching

Synonyms for vigil

a period of sleeplessness

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the rite of staying awake for devotional purposes (especially on the eve of a religious festival)

a purposeful surveillance to guard or observe

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Cheerfully, most cheerfully, will Cora and I keep the vigils, while you and all these brave men endeavor to snatch a little sleep!"
Not for other eyes those long vigils when, night about, we sat watching, nor the awful nights when we stood together, teeth clenched - waiting - it must be now.
Oakton Community College will host a vigil at 11:30 a.m.
In addition, conditional upon TSXV approval, the Board granted an aggregate amount of 394,000 stock options pursuant to Vigil's Omnibus Share Compensation Plan.
"We are keeping a strict vigil on the roads coming from the border areas and people coming from outside," he added.
He said the provision of the anti-terrorism law was inserted in the first information report as the convicts were also charged with attacking the media persons on duty, in addition to the participants in the candlelit vigil.
"We are expecting more than 3,000 people to attend the Pentecost vigil this year, an event that we have been celebrating in the diocese for 31 years.
Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf and, far right, Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard read tributes tied to a tree at the vigil in George Square, Glasgow Pics Getty
Even though the vigil was arranged by the family members and attended by a good number of members of civil society, not a single government official participated in the event.
Mr Corbyn was joined at the vigil by shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry, local MP Stephen Twigg, who chairs the International Development Committee, and Fabian Hamilton, shadow minister for peace and disarmament.
The vigil sees the gardens transformed into a sea of flickering candles as people gather to remember those who have been lost to HIV, those living with the virus and those suffering persecution around the world.
In the wake of the 32-year-old's death, the Justice4Daz campaign was set up and they are set to hold the vigil at Coventry Cathedral on Tuesday, July 24.
"It means so much." At the start of the vigil, Genie broke down as her partner, George Horn, thanked everyone for their attendance.