Because while calling a passerby “sexy” may be uncouth, it shouldn't be illegal.
She had been choked unconscious and very likely would have died had a passerby not scared away her attacker.
Nary a passerby recognized him, save a woman he happened to know.
A passerby was grazed by a stray bullet, but not seriously injured.
A passerby found her body last week, half hidden, half burned, in the Bois de Boulogne on the outskirts of Paris.
Frank could see that the door was ajar, as though inviting the passerby to enter without the formality of knocking.
She is pleased when a passerby stops to admire, and especially so if it be a young miss.
This signifies to the passerby that it is a house of mourning so that the bell will not be rung unnecessarily nor long.
A passerby appears down the path, and she hastily withdraws her hand.
He speaks of himself, full of a need of making himself known, of introducing the passerby into his little universe.