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bystander

noun

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someone who sees or watches something
  • bystanders rushed to help the victim of the mugging

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“Bystander.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bystander. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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