Were it my nature to be other than a looker-on in life, I would attempt your rescue.
The worst thing was that the farce of it all could only be detected by the looker-on.
I forgot, Roland, that I was the looker-on, and not the player of the game.
One for the looker-on in the struggle who has no eyes for what lies still in shadow.
That was his gentle way of intimating that ...