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  • n. Plural form of passer-by.

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Examples

  • Police officers high-fived passers-by, and spectators were well-behaved, win or lose.

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  • What had been a place where a few passers-by quietly pondered why their city had been thrust into a national spotlight had become, a week later, a shrine where hundreds of people visited every day.

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  • In far Wiju I became a dog-butcher, killing the brutes publicly before my open stall, cutting and hanging the caresses for sale, tanning the hides under the filth of the feet of the passers-by by spreading the hides, raw-side up, in the muck of the street.

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  • They joked with one another, and with the passers-by, in a meaningless tongue, and their great chests rumbled with cavern-echoing laughs.

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  • In Athens, protestors erected eye-catching displays and invited passers-by to indicate where they would spend government money.

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  • He may be able to walk to the nearest town, but his dilapidated Victorian gamekeeper's cottage in a mid-Wales wood is so far off the beaten track that he is able to keep count of the passers-by whom he encounters during a five-year period of isolation: "Not one."

    Life in the Woods

  • Carlos Barria/Reuters Lines of police checked passers-by and warned away foreign photojournalists in downtown Beijing and Shanghai after a U.S.-based Chinese-language website spread calls for Chinese to emulate the 'Jasmine Revolution' sweeping the Middle East and stage gatherings in support of democratic change.

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  • Mel Evans/Associated Press In Philadelphia, Lisa Tobin, right, dressed as a lemon to make the best out of a hot situation, selling cold drinks on the street to Stephanie Guerilus, left, and other passers-by.

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  • If every property owner on a street had exterior cams, would that be any less invasive to passers-by and patrons than were a municipal or Federal entity to install a camnet with similar coverage?

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Times Square bombing — where were the cameras?

  • Chris Travers says: rachel: If every property owner on a street had exterior cams, would that be any less invasive to passers-by and patrons than were a municipal or Federal entity to install a camnet with similar coverage?

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Times Square bombing — where were the cameras?

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