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  • n. A person who is passing by (that is, walking past).


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  • Tomlinson was not a demonstrator -- he was a passer-by on the way home.

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  • This tiny storefront could be easily overlooked by a passer-by given the dozens of Middle Eastern restaurants and stores on that block.

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  • Once, at a sharp turn where a man's shoulder would unavoidably brush against a screen of leaves, the bushman displayed great caution as he spread the leaves aside and exposed the head of a sharp-pointed spear, so set that the casual passer-by would receive at the least a nasty scratch.

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  • It was to prevent passer-by to see the line on my T-shirt.

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  • Beneath it is written: "As I saw the passer-by stop and hand the little kid his broken helmet and pat him on the back I guess he didn't need it anymore, the child saw me approaching, held out his hand and said, 'Please, miss, now all we need is the scooter to go with it!'"

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  • A passer-by saw the child fall into the River Medway in Maidstone, Kent, at about 2.30pm yesterday and jumped in to save him.

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  • Bean, 52, was attacked after a passer-by made lewd comments about 22-year-old model April Summers outside a London bar.

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  • Now the eight of us are sitting in the stair way at the front of the police station, passer-by can stop and watch and take picture of us.

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  • Located just north of Macy's in Midtown Manhattan, ADA's cheerful storefront window immediately engages the passer-by with its colorful cardboard chairs and other equipment of varying shapes and sizes.

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  • Edited to add: Thanks to passer-by janetmk who pointed me at a good source which gave me 28 July 1942, so she was four months older than Joe.

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