on the scene


used to say that someone or something is or has become an important part of a situation, activity, etc.
She was lonely for a while, but now there's a new boyfriend on the scene.
a popular singer who first burst on the scene last year
Our lives have changed a lot since computers have come/appeared on the scene.

Examples of on the scene in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All six victims were pronounced dead on the scene, while 18 others, including 15 students, were transported to local hospitals. Maham Javaid, Washington Post, 14 Nov. 2023 Oscar winner Penélope Cruz co-stars in Michael Mann’s drama, playing Laura, Ferrari’s estranged wife and business partner whose fears over the company’s succession — with a mistress (Shailene Woodley) and child on the scene — rock it to its core. Tyler Coates, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Nov. 2023 Police have not released the name of the teen driver, who was pronounced dead on the scene by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue. Emily Palmer, Peoplemag, 9 Nov. 2023 Enlarge Mercedes-Benz Had this been a real-life collision, the state of the cars would give anyone on the scene pause before checking on the occupants. Alex Kalogiannis, Ars Technica, 6 Nov. 2023 Emergency workers arrived on the scene to provide medical aid, but one of the victims was fatally wounded. S. Dev, CBS News, 26 Oct. 2023 When Stable Diffusion burst on the scene in the summer of 2022, a subset of users quickly learned how to use it to generate nudity and pornography. Matt O'Brien, Fortune, 24 Oct. 2023 There were four workers on the scene — two inside the building and two outside — when the structure collapsed, Lafferty said. David K. Li, NBC News, 4 Nov. 2023 In the clip, Officer Williams and Officer Esposito from the 113 Precinct arrive on the scene and enter the water on foot to retrieve the canine. Angel Saunders, Peoplemag, 3 Nov. 2023 See More

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“On the scene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20the%20scene. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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