I'm not criticizing that kind of clothing. I'm just making an observation about the style.
Her constant observations about the weather bored me.
These facts are based on close observation of the birds in the wild. Observations made using the telescope have led to new theories.
Some interesting observations came from the study.
He recorded his observations in a notebook. See More
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A lot of the State Champion frontman’s observations emerge this way: a little bit of angst, a lot of curiosity, and a rare ability to twist expectations to land the perfect punchline.—Pitchfork, 6 Dec. 2023 The past nine years have been the hottest nine in 174 years of recorded scientific observations.—Hiroko Tabuchi, New York Times, 5 Dec. 2023 This data set spans two decades (1981 to 2001) of observations of the earth’s sea surface temperature made from satellites and sensors on ships.—IEEE Spectrum, 5 Dec. 2023 The digital director is known for a specific kind of output that feels uniquely Goth Shakira: one that combines an esoteric gaze with an artistic one — a sharp observation of the world around us and worlds beyond us.—Julissa James, Los Angeles Times, 4 Dec. 2023 His second book of everyday observations is loaded with detours, digressions, and humor.—Karen Campbell, The Christian Science Monitor, 4 Dec. 2023 There are now almost 30 buoys and weather observation stations across Lake Superior.—Carol Thompson The Detroit News (tns), arkansasonline.com, 27 Nov. 2023 Astronomers may instead turn to a decades-old technique called interferometry, where observations from radio telescopes large distances apart combine to mimic the resolution of a much larger telescope.—Phil Plait, Scientific American, 23 Nov. 2023 According to their observations, army ants generally choose to construct bridges in the most efficient locations—places wide enough to necessitate a building project while simultaneously using the least number of ants possible.—Andrew Paul, Popular Science, 22 Nov. 2023
Other pre-observation activities and further tests are set to be conducted this week.—Julia Musto, Fox News, 17 Mar. 2021 See More
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Noun and Adjective
Middle French, from Latin observation-, observatio, from observare