[ UK /ˈɒnlʊkɐ/ ]
[ US /ˈɔnˌɫʊkɝ/ ]
  1. someone who looks on
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How To Use onlooker In A Sentence

  • Hundreds of male onlookers surged forward, collapsing the barriers all along the race track.
  • Onlookers who had gathered hoping to see the future of postal deliveries were showered with singed letters falling from the sky.
  • An onlooker yesterday said: 'It was hilarious. The Sun
  • At half-past seven the onlookers had retired to safe positions five or six hundred yards away.
  • They are burnt, diced or melted in acid in front of onlookers who react with polite applause.
  • Bemused onlookers were even more surprised when they saw central bankers dishing out free champagne and hot toddies to their shivering customers.
  • He had dressed them in dark lounge suits to try to convince onlookers that they were businessmen. Times, Sunday Times
  • After years mouldering in stone, the ancient explosive was finally sent off with a bang as the two-man bomb squad safely detonated it in a farmer's field at around 11 pm before a small crowd of onlookers.
  • It was then a frantic race to the finish as the excited onlookers cheered the teams over the line.
  • Anyone caught with a copy was flogged in the stadium before a jeering crowd of onlookers.
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