Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of passerby.

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Examples

  • The temptation for merchants to offer Deals to lure in passersby may be overwhelming; will we also see shopkeepers complaining about Facebook's leverage the way some restaurateurs worry about OpenTable?

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  • Your choice to ignore your responsibilities and then sit around gruffly barking at passersby is just that, your choice.

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  • Not the least shadow of a memory, either in passersby or in the neighbors.

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  • When asked of their thoughts on the economic slump, the man with the bongos laughs and quickly counts the coins passersby have dropped in his cup.

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  • Lovers Walk captures the egotism of love, the moments when you have eyes only for each other; the passersby are the extras, hurrying by unaware of their walk-on role in this everyday romance of tingling possibilities, wounded hearts and stalking tendencies.

    Lovers Walk

  • Surrounded by tall buildings and skyscrapers leading up to the show-stealing MetLife building, it's nearly invisible to passersby, which is too bad because how often is there a wizard at work just above your head?

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  • You don ` t know what kind of passersby at the bottom, she could have been hitting people, it wouldn ` t have mattered.

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  • Man does not espy this universal providence, and if he did, it would look to him like scattered heaps and collections of material for building a house such as passersby see, while the Lord beholds rather a magnificent palace, constantly building and enlarging.

    Angelic Wisdom about Divine Providence

  • Mark has been able to make modest repairs like replacing mismatched glass paneling on the main building, and moving a large statue of St. Frances to the sidewalk outside the church entrance—an effort to address the fact that most passersby get no indication that the building houses a chapel.

    American Grace

  • Much of this activity took place in public, often in full view to any passersby.

    A Renegade History of the United States

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