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  • n. Plural form of spectator.


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  • Shakespeare alludes to a custom of his time, when the clown, or low comedian, as he would now be called, addressing the audience during the play, entered into a contest of raillery and sarcasm with such spectators as chose to engage with him.] [Footnote III. 55: _Barren spectators_] _i. e._, dull, unapprehensive spectators.] [Footnote III. 56: _Question_] Point, topic.] [Footnote III. 57: _Cop'd withal.


  • We learn that one of the spectators is a suspicious lady with a camera hidden inside her bag.

    Shion no Ou ep 02 « Undercover

  • The standing place for the spectators is a wooden floor resting upon two pillars and rising on an inclined plane, so as to enable all to have a view of the area in the center.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • But I agree that the community of spectators is the most important part.

    She has a really good point.

  • When the business of the dinner and tea tables was over, they became spectators from a railed gallery, which over the entrance to the hall made a communication between the principal apartments above.

    The Old Manor House

  • The crowd was swelled with spectators from the National Polocrosse Championships also being held at Brigadoon, with polocrosse riders marvelling at the sheer size of the jumps as they walked the course before the event. Headlines

  • The gates of reconciliation and of heaven were seldom shut against the returning penitent; but a severe and solemn form of discipline was instituted, which, while it served to expiate his crime, might powerfully deter the spectators from the imitation of his example.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • I’d activated an employee, what we call spectators, or specs, that morning to begin monitoring the place.


  • The show will be free for 'spectators' - as it is set in the heart of the city's restaurant and nightclub area it would be difficult to charge.

    YBW News

  • I think, though, you have to look at it as a game in which the spectators are the most important part, making their own predictions and choices and laughing at the judges.

    She has a really good point.


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  • 'And so, I think, will our age go down- in fiery destruction to the applause of a crowded house of cheering spectators.' -Soren Kierkegaard

    February 19, 2008