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verb as in attendance

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Saks get 500,000 windows onlookers per day—a total of 25 million for the entire season.

The self-styled ‘Art Criminal’ dazzled onlookers and made history when he tightrope walked between the WTC towers 40 years ago.

In 1386, the crowd of onlookers was cowed into silence by the threat of losing a hand.

The performances that shook Kansas City's underground culture decades ago still continues to fascinate onlookers today.

The sea of onlookers squealed at the command to “get ready for the best eight minutes of music.”

The intensity of this drama, however, being interior, caused little outward disturbance that casual onlookers need have noticed.

We gather from the expression, "without the slightest hitch," that not one of the onlookers made any effort to save the lady.

They were simply onlookers; they were unarmed, and were merely there to witness the queen's punishment.

All around the base of the mound ran a processional road, so that their majesties could drive under the eye of the onlookers.

Consumers stood gray and inconspicuous behind the two rows of uniformed men, silent, unsmiling, like onlookers at an accident.


On this page you'll find 44 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to onlookers, such as: congregation, crowd, gallery, gathering, market, and public.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.