bystander


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bystander

One who stands nearby; generally understood to be a spectator of unfolding events—i.e., a nonparticipant.
References in classic literature ?
THE BYSTANDER [suspiciously] Who told you my people come from Selsey?
A SARCASTIC BYSTANDER [thrusting himself between the note taker and the gentleman] Park Lane, for instance.
THE SARCASTIC BYSTANDER [not attending to her] Do you know where
THE BYSTANDER. You take us for dirt under your feet, don't you?
THE SARCASTIC BYSTANDER. Yes: tell HIM where he come from if you want to go fortune-telling.
THE BYSTANDER. That ain't a police whistle: that's a sporting whistle.
THE SARCASTIC BYSTANDER. I can tell where you come from.
THE SARCASTIC BYSTANDER [affecting great distinction of speech] Thenk you, teacher.
THE BYSTANDERS GENERALLY [demonstrating against police espionage] Course they could.
SEVERAL BYSTANDERS [encouraged by this seeming point of law] Yes: where's your warrant?
It appears that men who know someone who was abused may be more likely to voluntarily participate in a bystander training, and that additional efforts are needed to recruit other men.
"By definition, a bystander sees an event but doesn't do anything about it," Ms.