eyewitness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v eyewitness be present at an event and see it with one's own eyes
    • n eyewitness a spectator who can describe what happened
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Eyewitness One who sees a thing done; one who has ocular view of anything. "We . . . were eyewitnesses of his majesty."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n eyewitness One who testifies to something he has seen.
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Usage

In literature:

To the best of Trencher's belief there had been but one possible eyewitness to the actual shooting.
"From Place to Place" by Irvin S. Cobb
There was a glorious crash coming, and for his part he meant to be an eyewitness.
"The Best Short Stories of 1919" by Various
The author of THE HINDERED HAND was an eyewitness of the driving of "Little Henry" to his death by the officers of the law.
"The Hindered Hand" by Sutton E. Griggs
The story of the conflict as related by an eyewitness was very thrilling.
"Travels in the Far East" by Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
That won't give you a 'scoop' if that's what you call it, but you'll be an eyewitness.
"The Delegate from Venus" by Henry Slesar
The statements of eyewitnesses, when taken on such occasions, are often misleading.
"Learning to Fly" by Claude Grahame-White
Both these sources contain the records of eyewitnesses, probably Saints Peter and Matthew.
"Progress and History" by Various
Blake must have been an eyewitness of the whole thing, he thought, as he tried to elbow his way through horrified men and hysterical women.
"Lover or Friend" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
His could only be the impressions of an eyewitness in an orbit limited to his Brigade.
"With Manchesters in the East" by Gerald B. Hurst
Eyewitnesses have left descriptions of the scene.
"Aircraft and Submarines" by Willis J. Abbot
The action was not easy to unravel and the following conclusions were unverified by any eyewitnesses.
"The Note-Book of an Attache" by Eric Fisher Wood
She had no distinct memory of details, but found them easy of belief, told by eyewitnesses.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
Then, having finished the eyewitness part of his task, he recalled a section of road over which he had passed, and pushed.
"Insidekick" by Jesse Franklin Bone
The style is that of an eyewitness.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St John, Vol. II" by Marcus Dods
According to an eyewitness, the barrage that preceded the advance was the heaviest on record.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VII (of VIII)" by Various
According to an eyewitness the ground in this region was in parts literally carpeted with bodies in field gray.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VIII (of VIII)" by various
The eyewitnesses of the encounter were forced to tell the story over and over till they were tired.
"Frank Merriwell's Return to Yale" by Burt L. Standish
Wilkes writes mainly as an eyewitness.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898" by Various
On this point authorities and eyewitnesses differ greatly.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 4" by Various
Nick followed from time to time, meaning to be an eyewitness to any remarkable event that took place.
"Motor Boat Boys Among the Florida Keys" by Louis Arundel
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In news:

Travis grew up in Big Lake, Minnesota and arrived at Eyewitness News in September via UMD.
Web produced by Alexandra Levy, Eyewitness News.
Slideshow posted in Eyewitness News Wednesday, July 13, 2011.
Dispatcher Cherry Drake who has worked for Haywood County Emergency Dispatch for four years, told 7 Eyewitness News that taking calls from residents who are in desperate situations can be stressful.
WAKE UP WITH EYEWITNESS NEWS.
Two Iranian navy warships arrived Saturday morning in Port Sudan, in the second such visit to Sudan within two months, eyewitnesses and officials said.
Eyewitness News Reporter Susan Gager talks with the family.
Parents told KOB Eyewitness News 4 that a rumor was enough to keep their children home, while others said it was no reason at all.
She's a year and a half removed from her rehab stint, but Kirsten Dunst was spotted stumbling drunk at the Tropicana bar at the Roosevelt hotel in Los Angeles on August 18, several eyewitnesses tell RadarOnline.com.
Slideshow posted in Eyewitness News Wednesday, October 03, 2012.
KOB Eyewitness News 4 is working to get more information about a body found in the East Mountains.
A man's family called Eyewitness News on Tuesday, because their son is in a freefall and they are desperate for help.
Lifestyle and fun news from Eyewitness News covering the New York City area on 7online.com.
Buffalo (WKBW) The Buffalo Bills are expected to elevate WR Marcus Easley off the practice squad and onto the roster today a source tells Eyewitness Sports Director Jeff Russo.
Entertainment news from Broadway, Hollywood and beyond from Eyewitness News on WABC-TV and 7online.com in New York City.
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In science:

The eyewitnesses convey to us the drama of one of the deepest discoveries in theoretical physics in the 20th century.
Introduction to "The Supersymmetric World: The Beginnings of The Theory"
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