Example sentences for: passerby

How can you use “passerby” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • At times a typographical error is made on purpose, as in advertisements or signs, to catch the eye of the reader or passerby.

  • They exploit themselves, by depriving themselves of that private life so essential to a modern liberal society, and at the same time they exploit the casual passerby by forcing that person to eavesdrop and act as audience.

  • The word first gained general usage in Britain during World War II, and possibly came about as a result of fraternizing with French troops, perhaps as a corruption of l'eau (water) or lieux d'aisance (Water-closet), or even as a derivation of the cry ( Garde á l'eau! , given to warn passerby that someone above was about to slop out (the anglicised form, gardyloo ! , occurs in this context in a novel by Tobias Smollett as early as 1771).

  • He couldn't understand why no one showed any interest, until a passerby told him any car that cheap had to be a lemon.


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