in attendance

idiom

1
: present at an event, meeting, etc.
Everyone in attendance voted in favor of the measure.
A number of celebrities were in attendance.
2
: caring for or helping someone who is giving birth or getting medical treatment
Who was in attendance at the birth?
midwives/doctors in attendance

Examples of in attendance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nowadays, presidential feasts and state dinners get all kinds of attention—for the guests in attendance and the food served alike—and the chefs whipping up the meals can become celebrities in their own right. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 20 Feb. 2024 Franke’s estranged husband Kevin Franke and their two oldest children, daughter Shari and son Chad, were in attendance for the sentencing, Kevin's attorney Randy Kester tells PEOPLE. Sean Neumann, Peoplemag, 20 Feb. 2024 With lawmakers, government officials, and their dedicated staff in attendance, the group is aiming to raise awareness about the inequality and uncertainty created for millions of patients when hospitals and insurers hide actual upfront prices. Jem Aswad, Variety, 20 Feb. 2024 Neal, the man who is responsible for coloring and styling Beyoncé's hair, both the strands that grow out of her head and the extensions that are bought at a premium, is in attendance. Jessica Cruel, Allure, 20 Feb. 2024 Scott, who was in attendance alongside his All of Us Strangers co-star Paul Mescal because the movie was nominated for six awards, including outstanding British film, was asked to chat by veteran BBC entertainment correspondent Colin Paterson. Tatiana Tenreyro, The Hollywood Reporter, 19 Feb. 2024 His wife, Yulia, was in attendance, as were many of his friends. Souad Mekhennet, Washington Post, 18 Feb. 2024 Aunt Marlene was in attendance along with the rest of the cast for the special screening in early February at the Dunedin International Film Festival. Rebecca Angel Baer, Southern Living, 18 Feb. 2024 But this time Scalise was in attendance, and two Democrats—one with COVID, the other stuck in an airport in Florida—were not. Jonathan Blitzer, The New Yorker, 17 Feb. 2024 See More

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“In attendance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20attendance. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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