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  • The take after that was nixed by the soundman, as two of the standers-by next to him started a loud, animated conversation the minute the lights went on.

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  • Attempts to resuscitate the deceased were shouted down by standers-by who totally got off on its very public demise.

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  • Up and down the street car alarms were crying like frightened babies, and standers-by looked up in shock.

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  • The take after that was nixed by the soundman, as two of the standers-by next to him started a loud, animated conversation the minute the lights went on.

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  • Up and down the street car alarms were crying like frightened babies, and standers-by looked up in shock.

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  • Attempts to resuscitate the deceased were shouted down by standers-by who totally got off on its very public demise.

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  • Including the victims and the standers-by with the villains is just plain foolish and unhelpful.

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  • I am very well versed in the theory of a husband, or a father, and can discern the errors in the economy, business, and diversions of others, better than those who are engaged in them; as standers-by discover blots, which are apt to escape those who are in the game.

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  • It had a historical trajectory involving villains, victims, and plain old standers-by.

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  • At the next change a bridle was a thing unheard of, and when I suggested that the creature would open her mouth voluntarily if the bit were pressed close to her teeth, the standers-by mockingly said,

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