from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Being at the site of an action or event: an on-the-scene reporter.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Being or occurring at the place or time in question.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. at the scene of action
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By the middle of the following century, on-the-scene data from Epsilon Eridani, the nearest known planetary system, could be in our hands.
Scott Glenn (the bad guy from “Urban Cowboy”) turns in a very believable performance as an on-the-scene reporter who eventually finds himself on the deck of the USS Nimitz.
So, then, I would have to conclude that The Wasilla Shopper has had a reporter on-the-scene in Baghdad for the past decade.
Five years after its founding and nearly three years after it became a surprise source of on-the-scene information following the earthquake in Sichuan, Twitter is a go-to place in times of disaster.
They know he's no whiner, and they know he and leaders like him — on-the-scene commanders who connect with and care about the soldiers — are vital to the effort.
It has largely replaced the work of on-the-scene reporters during political campaigns, which have become, in a sense, perpetual.
Sen. Richard G. Lugar R-Ind. said in a statement, "In his thoughtful and probing questions based on decades of scholarship and on-the-scene observations, David Broder set the modern 'gold standard' for those of us engaged in political life as we sought to persuade others, to legislate and to administer the successful progress of our country."
"Vital, world-changing news is occurring in the Middle East and no one-not the xenophobic or celebrity-obsessed or cut-to-the-bone American media-can bring the perspective, insight, and on-the-scene reporting Al Jazeera English can."
"Vital, world-changing news is occurring in the Middle East and no one-not the xenophobic or celebrity-obsessed or cut-to-the-bone American media-can bring the perspective, insight, and on-the-scene reporting Al Jazeera English can," Jarvis wrote in January.
Can you point me anywhere in the case where the fact that this is spontaneous and on-the-scene is important?