be witness to

idiom

: to see (something) happen
We have been witness to many changes in recent years.

Examples of be witness to in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web From special fan risers, these lucky guests will be witness to talent arrivals, photography and interviews, all from the Marriott Bonvoy designed viewing area, the only official red carpet viewing area available to fans. James Dinh, Billboard, 1 Feb. 2024 Oil is withering on the vine, electricity is booming, and the 21st century could be witness to one of most monumentally disruptive changes in human history. John Frazer, Forbes, 27 Apr. 2021

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“Be witness to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/be%20witness%20to. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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