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qui vive - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'qui vive' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Qui vive
- The challenge of a French sentinel, or patrol; -- used like the English challenge: "Who comes there?"

Meaning of 'qui vive' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . qui vive [ n]
Meaning (1):
- condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action
Example in sentence:
  • bombers were put on alert during the crisis