It was so dark that I couldn't see anything.
I can't see a thing without my glasses.
Would you turn on the light? I can hardly see a thing.
Let me see what you're holding in your hand.
I saw your sister at the party, but I didn't talk to her.
I saw her take the money.
Nobody saw the accident happen.
He was last seen leaving his house yesterday morning.
You have to see it to believe it.
“He says he's coming.” “I'll believe it when I see it.” See More
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Footage taken during the concert shows Swift had paused the performance to indicate fans who needed water in the audience and at one point could be seen throwing water into the crowd.—Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone, 18 Nov. 2023 In one video, protesters were seen climbing an area above a station entrance then waving Palestinian flags.—Greg Wehner, Fox News, 18 Nov. 2023 By the end of the end of the day, Shani had briefly been taken captive, seen her 16-year-old son, Amit, taken away by Hamas to Gaza.—William Booth, Washington Post, 18 Nov. 2023 The West Bank, part of territory Israel captured in the 1967 Middle East war, has seen a sharp surge in violence since the deadly attack on southern Israel by Hamas gunmen from Gaza last month.—NBC News, 18 Nov. 2023 SpaceX's Starship spacecraft atop its powerful Super Heavy rocket lifts off from the company's Boca Chica launchpad on an uncrewed test flight, as seen from South Padre Island, Texas, Nov. 18, 2023.—William Harwood, CBS News, 18 Nov. 2023 Along with another appearance by E.P. & L.P., Ocean Prime pops up in this episode — one of the multiple times it’s seen on the series.—Michelle Duncan, The Hollywood Reporter, 18 Nov. 2023 Her colleagues noticed the same issue—a lower rate of Black patients at the clinic—and the team decided to look at medical records to see if the data aligned with their personal experiences.—Julia Landwehr, Health, 18 Nov. 2023 One afternoon that month, January 2018, Taylor and his wife saw railroad bosses in their doorbell camera.—Danelle Morton, ProPublica, 18 Nov. 2023
In New Jersey, guests can make their own paper lanterns at the crafts table and interact with dinosaur creations, while in both Queens, New York, and Atlanta, visitors will be able to see sugar paintings, a bounce house, light swings, see-saws, and tunnels.—Rachel Chang, Travel + Leisure, 13 Oct. 2023 People are often appreciative when the see like likes of the Gripper Gang combing the streets.—Karl Schneider, The Indianapolis Star, 31 July 2023 The question, then, was put to Mario’s father: Which of Mario’s personality traits does the 70-year-old see in himself?—Todd Martens, Los Angeles Times, 5 Apr. 2023 Federal Reserve officials have been hiking interest rates aggressively in a bit to cool the job market and inflation more broadly but job vacancies have been see-sawing since last summer, with a slowdown one month followed by a pickup the next.—Paul Davidson, USA TODAY, 4 Apr. 2023 Just off the route, on a road unofficially called Golden Street, is also Goldwell Open Air Museum, showcasing some truly unique and free-to-see artworks.—Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, 25 Mar. 2023 The game see-sawed most of the fourth quarter before a Ding 3-pointer put Pinewood in control.—Mitch Stephens, San Francisco Chronicle, 21 Feb. 2023 The paralyzed walk, the blind see, those with dementia regain their faculties.—Wired, WIRED, 10 Feb. 2023 In summer 2020, the house announced a gradual pivot to its see now, buy now format.—Stephanie Hirschmiller, ELLE, 30 Jan. 2023 See More
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Middle English seen, from Old English sēon; akin to Old High German sehan to see and perhaps to Latin sequi to follow — more at sue
Middle English se, from Anglo-French sé, see, from Latin sedes seat; akin to Latin sedēre to sit — more at sit