So why do we persist in observing the tryptophan and turkey and sleep version of the Thanksgiving?
After all, it is only by observing people in mundane situations, that we come to know each other.
Or, you can modify that rule by observing that each work of art generates its own unique rules….
observing the slow-moving procession was akin to watching a tranquil dream float by.
We, as viewers, observing what was photographed clandestinely, become voyeurs, too.
Then, observing his stupefaction and the return of doubt to his mind, she hurried on.
observing that the hand was pointed to them, Scrooge advanced to listen to their talk.
I did not wish to be presented; I preferred rather the part of observing her, which acquaintance would have prevented.
Their own opportunities for observing others are so much more limited.
Ramsden's universal theodolite, set up for the purpose of observing transits, excited its share of attention from the curious.
late 14c., "to hold to" (a manner of life or course of conduct), from Old French observer, osserver "to observe, watch over, follow" (10c.), from Latin observare "watch over, note, heed, look to, attend to, guard, regard, comply with," from ob "over" (see ob-) + servare "to watch, keep safe," from PIE root *ser- "to protect." Meaning "to attend to in practice, to keep, follow" is attested from late 14c. Sense of "watch, perceive, notice" is 1560s, via notion of "see and note omens." Meaning "to say by way of remark" is from c.1600. Related: Observed; observing.