Sentries being on all the streets and on the qui vive, I returned up the rope and sent my orderly to the bazaar.
"Markby has been upon the qui vive," said Lenoir to himself.
But worst of all, the steel companies were now on the qui vive.
I suppose you girls will all be on the qui vive this evening?
Whenever a footstep was heard she was on the qui vive, but each time it was the mother.
At the beginning of 1857 the opponents of the Company were on the qui vive.
Suddenly a sentinel, placed about one hundred feet from the bivouac, cried, "qui vive?"
He will be on the qui vive for a flirtation with Leonora West.
Anna does not need this advice as much as I do for she is always on what Miss Achert calls the “qui vive.”
The challenge now came to us on all sides in French, "qui vive?"
1726, in on the qui vive "on the alert," from French qui voulez-vous qui vive? sentinel's challenge, "whom do you wish to live," literally "(long) live who?" In other words, "whose side are you on?" (The answer might be Vive la France, Vive le roi, etc.).