verb (used with object), ob·served, ob·serv·ing.
verb (used without object), ob·served, ob·serv·ing.
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More often than not, observing these insects leads to further inquiry and curiosity about the natural environment in which they’re found.Insects can be the ultimate teaching tool for kids|By Kawahara, Ennes & Markee/The Conversation|November 20, 2020|Popular Science
Monitoring your own symptoms, washing your hands often, and observing social distancing rules are also key parts of the equation.
Over the years he’s observed how the rainfall pattern has changed—there’s more rain, he says, but fewer rainy days.
This, however, was the first time scientists had observed this behavior in snakes.This snake rips open a living toad to feast on its organs|Erin Garcia de Jesus|November 16, 2020|Science News For Students
For hundreds of years, scientists learned about the brain by observing people recovering from injuries.Kids use more of the brain than adults do to process language|Diane Lincoln|November 13, 2020|Science News For Students
Zamir had to make do with observing events from afar, and what he saw was totally unsatisfactory.Mossad’s Greatest Female Assassin: An Excerpt From ‘Sylvia Rafael’|Ram Oren, Moti Kfir|September 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No matter that Williams was a guest artist that week, Winkler knew he was observing “greatness.”How Mork Melted the Fonz: Henry Winkler Recalls Robin Williams’s Storming ‘Happy Days’ Debut|Tim Teeman|August 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Observing a sex difference in a patient population is important, but finding a cellular parallel is truly remarkable.Why Men May Be More Likely to Get Deadly Brain Cancer|Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD, Tej Azad|August 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Rand Paul had the benefit of observing both what made his father likable and popular, and what made him an also-ran.
Did you learn any lessons by observing what he went through?Dave Franco Uncut: The Actor on ’22 Jump Street,’ ‘The Room,’ and His Bro’s Nude Instagrams|Marlow Stern|June 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On observing this, Bill Tasker said he supposed it was to hide the shabby jackets they wore under them.Peter the Whaler|W.H.G. Kingston
Stafford ceased speaking and sat still, observing the other with narrowed eyes.The Long Roll|Mary Johnston
I did not even address it, but contented myself with listening to and observing it.The Recollections of Alexis de Tocqueville|Alexis De Tocqueville
They then began to descend the stairs, and Azgid, observing a couple of figures on the landing, asked the Vizier who they were.
Having nothing else to do, for some time, I quietly amused myself with observing my courteous neighbor.The American Gentleman's Guide to Politeness and Fashion|Henry Lunettes