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watchfulness

[woch′fəlnes]
continuous supervision, either open or unobtrusive, as the situation indicates.

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Q. Can I get a headache from watching too much T.V? I've been having headaches after watching more than an hour and a half T.V straight. It also happens If I use the computer the same way.

A. Could be god's way of telling you that you should go out more, play basketball instead of watching basketball. But it's probably short eye sight problem. But it'll do you good going out side instead of playing in your computer!

Q. If diabetes has to do with sugar in the blood why does diabetic patients have to watch their salt consumption?

A. very good question :) and a good answer too:)
if you have Diabetes type 2 that means you have a risk factor for heart attacks. it also means you probably have high blood pressure, so it's in your best interest to watch your sult consumption even more then others.

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Or something kept, a treacherous pet, approached with shameful watchfulness.
Watchfulness contributes to the wordless interactions and the synchronicity of all the steps involved in lifting nets to take the catch home.
Now that watchfulness can be extended to the behavior of friends and family.
We are negotiating with a side which has a long record of distrustfulness and has acted against Iran before and after the Islamic Revolution, and in such an atmosphere the negotiations are being held with utmost watchfulness and based on the complications of the political arena and with respect to possibilities," Jaber Ansari told reporters in Tehran on Monday.
To teach a lesson on watchfulness for the coming of God's Kingdom, Jesus narrates the parable of the fig tree and all other trees.
Francis told those bishops, "I commit myself to the zealous watchfulness of the church to protect minors and I promise that all those responsible will be held accountable.
A monologue needs to be circuitous, circling its prey ( the denoument) with stealth and a certain watchfulness, not forgetting at the same time that theatre is a complex game of "show and tell", and in her monologue about the viciousness of a poison pen writer, a lonely spinster pre-occupied with interfering in the lives of others using false accusations to infer wrong-doing, Redmond only partially succeeded in convincing this reviewer.
May it impart to the vapor a loopy eye of watchfulness, as if to confirm that, in the middle of nowhere, here is a living thing.
It is good that the Macedonian police is showing watchfulness, especially following the threats for the violent protests after the verdict for case "Monster" and it is even better that they adopted strict punitive measures against all those who go to fight in foreign wars.
The legal definition takes it further by making it a requirement that a person act towards others and the public with watchfulness, attention, caution and prudence which a reasonable person in the circumstances would use.
Practices of social control involving the body, segregation and moral watchfulness are very different phenomena in Melanesia, and especially in customary rituals such as those dealing with initiation.
8) Wordsworth's posture and the insight it produces is only one particularly rich moment in a poetic tradition that puts attention itself into question, by exploring its reflexes, interruptions, and inconsistencies, its absence and its excess, and its unusual position somewhere between exertion and passivity, and between security and susceptibility, a tradition that, during the Romantic period, responds directly to the wartime demands for attention, alertness, and watchfulness considered necessary for national security.