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  • n. Plural form of looker-on.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Jamie edged casually through the fringe of lookers-on.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • Accordingly, various instructions and prohibitions have been prescribed for modest deportment in society, such as the directive that “Husband and wife are not allowed to flaunt their love for each other [...] in the presence of others, so that the lookers-on might not come to sinful thoughts” (Kizur Shulhan Arukh 152: 11; Goldin 1961, vol. 4: 20).

    Modesty and Sexuality in Halakhic Literature.

  • I arrived at the appointed hour, just as Kennedy entered the meeting room overflowing with invited guests and thrice that number of lookers-on.

    Mark Dorlester: Ted Kennedy: A Reason To Rejoice

  • So far, response has been scarce leading lookers-on to wonder whether Wombats fans have difficulty in idenitifying animals when the animal is in stuffed form.

    INDIE UK ROCKERS, THE WOMBATS ISSUE A CHALLENGE TO THEIR ONLINE FANS

  • And standing wasting time, and encouraging; lookers-on, in the open street too?

    Redgauntlet

  • The drums beat for glad tidings and the Grandees of the kingdom rejoiced and brought rich gifts and the lookers-on were filled with amazement.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • It was put down when one of the lookers-on lost his eye by a pen-knife thrust into the

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • It suits the need to say something directly to a guaranteed audience of willing lookers-on and does not demand the same level of creativity and committment that blogging turned out to have.

    Twitterpated

  • And while I was making this pie, at the Photojojo Food Photo Safari on Sunday, I heard many similar concerns from lookers-on.

    Fennel Pie?

  • The indifferent, the lookers-on were beginning to weary of it; admiration is always exhausting to human beings.

    The Ball at Sceaux

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