a person passing by.
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How to use passerby in a sentence
Many cameras point at public spaces, meaning any passerby could potentially be recorded, and recent reporting has shown how Ring devices can pick up audio from up to 20 feet away.Ring’s new TV show is a brilliant but ominous viral marketing ploy | Eileen Guo, Abby Ohlheiser | August 19, 2022 | MIT Technology Review
Around the same time, IBM executives placed mainframes in the lobby of the company’s New York City headquarters and hired female programmers to work in view of passerby.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard a guide or passerby say something along the lines of, “Just another day in paradise!”Mountain Towns Still Don’t Know How to Talk About Racism | lwhelan | July 29, 2022 | Outside Online
Sure, it’s not enough to cause a slipping and falling hazard to even the most visibly intoxicated passerby, and, arguably, it’s not going to stick and will probably melt by the afternoon, but I’m out there going for it.
A dog that chases squirrels or becomes distracted by every passerby can pull you off your feet.
"You're a bunch of killers," a passerby told cops standing sentry there, according to one police source.
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.
I was in a production of Oliver Twist and I was a passerby, and I had five words: “Coming down the street there!”Lupita Nyong’o On Her Magical Journey from Kenya to ‘12 Years A Slave’ and Possible Oscar Glory | Marlow Stern | February 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A passerby found her body last week, half hidden, half burned, in the Bois de Boulogne on the outskirts of Paris.France’s New Prostitution Law Targets Johns, Ignites National Debate | Christopher Dickey | December 5, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
On the way home Susanna could scarcely refrain from calling out to every passerby some hint of their good fortune.Mighty Mikko | Parker Fillmore
Frank could see that the door was ajar, as though inviting the passerby to enter without the formality of knocking.The Outdoor Chums at Cabin Point | Quincy Allen
They take the boy to Paris, employ a passerby—a man of their own class, no doubt—for a few francs, to deliver him at your door.The Blue Lights | Arnold Fredericks
The rhododendron, with its brilliant colouring, is everywhere, and the little forget-me-not nods to every passerby.Days in the Open | Lathan A. Crandall
The "sport" was soon stopped, however, by a passerby, who administered a rebuke that could hardly be forgotten.
British Dictionary definitions for passer-by
a person that is passing or going by, esp on foot
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