At this point, Hernandez said, “The congresswoman was alert and conscious.”
Hurst also spread the blame to police, who he said had been aware of the computer hacking but failed to alert him.
That way maybe you can get some sleep, since if the law is closing in you can hope the dog will bark and alert you.
The school guard, while unarmed, was still able to alert the authorities.
Using a GPS system, the undergarments can also apparently send an alert to parents or police.
Whoever has done literary work is likely to have discovered how constantly the literary mind must be on the alert.
He sprang, now right, now left, on the alert for his opening.
Mr. Glascock at once made a decided attempt to bolt; but the minister was on the alert, and was too quick for him.
He had been on the alert all the while, trying to catch what the governor and Sipiagin were saying.
The attempt, however, was discovered before the fire gained any hold, and merely put the authorities on the alert.
"on the watch," 1590s, from French alerte "vigilant" (17c.), from phrase à l'erte "on the watch," from Italian all'erta "to the height," from erta "lookout, high tower," noun use of fem. of erto, past participle of ergere "raise up," from Latin erigere "raise" (see erect). The adjective is attested from 1610s, the noun from 1803, and the verb from 1868. Related: Alerted; alerting.