verb (used with object), ob·served, ob·serv·ing.
verb (used without object), ob·served, ob·serv·ing.
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We paddled out to where a knot of other kayakers were observing a humpback and her calf, which occasionally poked its head above water.
Five telescopes in space observed the flare on April 15, 2020.Exploding neutron star proves to be energy standout of the cosmos|Lisa Grossman|February 12, 2021|Science News For Students
After observing the sky from Palomar Observatory in California for 17 months, De and colleagues detected 12 nova explosions.The number of Milky Way nova explosions per year has been pinned down|Ken Croswell|February 12, 2021|Science News
The officer statement recalls Springsteen “visibly swaying back and forth” when the officer observed his eyes, and taking “45 total steps instead of the instructed 18” during what’s known as a walk and turn test.Bruce Springsteen’s Super Bowl Jeep commercial pulled after news of singer’s DWI arrest|Bethonie Butler|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
For many, providing seed and observing wild birds represents a rare pleasure during the pandemic.
Photos: Fury at the Ferguson Decision I had yet to be born to observe the events of Bloody Sunday on March 7, 1965.Justice Was Served in Ferguson—This Isn’t Jim Crow America|Ron Christie|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Gays observe hetero-excitement over the lumbersexual with a weary eyeroll.How Straight World Stole ‘Gay’: The Last Gasp of the ‘Lumbersexual’|Tim Teeman|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Instead, astronomers hope to observe planet formation in all its stages, each marking a phase in star and planet birth.
Some supporters keep pace, and others trail behind walking, there to observe Booker in the flesh more than for the cardio.The Ugly Truth About Cory Booker, New Jersey’s Golden Boy|Olivia Nuzzi|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mitchell said the cameras give administrators the ability to observe teachers in action and offer them tips and coaching.At This Creepy Libertarian Charter School, Kids Must Swear ‘to Be Obedient to Those in Authority’|ProPublica|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Many so-called "humming tones" are given for practice, but in accepting them observe whether the foregoing principle is obeyed.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick
As the devil never wanted insinuators, I shall observe, that I learned a way how to make a man dream of what I pleased.
Yet I think if we observe closely we shall detect traces of a spontaneous impulse towards self-adornment.Children's Ways|James Sully
The countess-dowager was not very adroit at spelling and composition, whether French or English, as you observe.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
On his departure from the Alcazar, the warden thought it prudent to send a person to observe his movements.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter