bystander

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  • Info A bystander is a person who, although present at some event, does not take part in it; an observer or spectator.
  • The police open fire and bystanders form a human wall and get shot at.
  • The army was called in the next day and two bystanders were shot dead.
  • He died in the arms of a bystander before he could be taken to hospital.
  • A bystander knew almost as little as they did about the result. Cited from The Education of Henry Adams, by Henry Adams
  • Video of the attack taken by a bystander was shown on international news media.
  • "Where is the man who came down before me?" he asked a bystander. Cited from The Black Box, by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • To bystanders, this does not sound like it comes from two different birds.
  • Although most research has been conducted on adults, children can be bystanders too.
  • To the bystanders it seemed as if a wall had opened to give him protection. Cited from The Son of Monte-Cristo, Volume I (of 2), by Alexandre Dumas (pere)
  • I succeeded in getting half his body out, when bystanders pulled me back and separated us. Cited from Personal Reminiscences, by Stephen Field and George C. Gorham
  • It does not matter one rush whether bystanders would have seen anything or not. Cited from Expositions/Holy Scripture: Ezekiel, etc., by Alexander Maclaren
  • "Who is she?" asked one or two of the bystanders of each other. Cited from My Little Lady, by Eleanor Frances Poynter
  • And then they would receive money from the bystanders who had come in and had watched them. Cited from Luther Examined and Reexamined, by W. H. T. Dau
  • She was caught by some of the bystanders, who offered by her every assistance in their power. Cited from Jack Sheppard, by William Harrison Ainsworth
  • She is then run over by a car and a few bystanders gather around her.
  • In one condition, subjects asked a bystander for his or her name.
  • An interested bystander stepped up and asked him why he had hit the other who had done nothing. Cited from Toaster's Handbook, compiled by Peggy Edmund & Harold W. Williams
  • However, no bystanders seem to have seen the events of the last moments of her life.
  • His driver was also killed, and two bystanders were wounded in the attack.
  • However, some bystanders said that Frank never got the gun out of his back pocket.
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Meaning of bystander

  • noun A nonparticipant spectator