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  • n. One who goes sightseeing; one who goes around to look at sights or see things of interest; a tourist.


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  • Jon Levy/AFP/Getty Images Policemen rushed to control pedestrians around the Empire State Building after a Palestinian gunman went on a shooting rampage on the 86th floor observation deck on Feb. 23, 1997, killing one sightseer and wounding six others before killing himself.

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  • Getty Images A sightseer made a home movie as others enjoyed the view from the top of the Empire State Building in 1952.

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  • Perched on a promontory of chalk cliffs overlooking an Atlantic estuary, the tiny fortified fishing village of Talmont-sur-Gironde, around 450 kilometers southwest of Paris, commands a site sufficiently dramatic to impress the most jaded sightseer.

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  • Accidents can stop traffic for hours when a gawking sightseer drives off a particularly impressive curve.

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  • Only the iron gallery, on a level with the entrance from the road, was left unsubmerged; the central depth had been converted into a huge tank of muddy water, while the sightseer looked vainly for the engines and carriages that lay drowned beneath.

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  • Being a compulsive sightseer, I wrapped myself in a headscarf and walked to the next entry point.

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  • Whether you're a long-time student of history or a casual sightseer looking for an interesting diversion, the historic sites that changed the course of history are well within your reach.

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  • An avid sightseer who loves paintings and old churches and Italian landscapes, she has developed macular degeneration.

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  • Instead, the Warden of Land and Sea merely ambled along in a leisurely fashion, stopping to rest in country inns, as if he were nothing more grand than a sightseer returning from a foreign holiday.


  • We waited until the sightseer buses left the parking lot, and walked down the path to the viewing area.

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