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  • n  a person who passes by casually or by chance

  • He plays the proprietor of a moribund grocery store, tormented by his awful wife and children, driven half-mad by every passer-by, registering victimization and misanthropy in his .
  • He is pretending to be a blind and legless Viet Nam veteran, begging and trying to make it with a foxy passer-by ("Ain't you never heard of Porgy and Bess?").
  • The Raven author left New York City in 1849 bound for Richmond, but only made it as far as Baltimore, where a passer-by noticed the delirious and incoherent writer slouched in .
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  • Joe Torre's daughter catches baby
    The toddler was dangling two stories up. A passer-by saw him and got on the phone to 911. Then he fell and she caught him. The passer-by happened to be Cristina Torre -- daughter of ex-baseball catcher and manager Joe Torre. FULL STORY
    June 20, 2013 - CNN
  • Zoning violations continue at Maple Street property
    EAST LONGMEADOW — If a passer-by didn't know any better, they might think someone was trying to sell a pirate ship. Sitting a short distance from the road at 64 Maple St. is a large, blue sailboat, adorned with skull and crossbones, the words "for sale" and a phone number.
    June 20, 2013 - The Reminder
  • Hit-and-run mystery: Man found in road with 'number of injuries'
    An injured man is flown to a hospital after a passer-by sees him lying on the road in Butler County. Police think a car hit him.
    June 20, 2013 - WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

  • Danny Kennedy in Irish Times
    Ulster Unionist deputy leader Danny Kennedy said: "It is likely to assume that members of the PSNI were the target of this bomb. However, had it detonated it could have killed any passer-by."
  • Morgan Tsvangirai in
    A passer-by might have mistaken it for a lost father-son reunion,said Mr Tsvangirai. "Initially, there was tension between us but as we chatted about this and that and became more relaxed, I discovered that he was a human being after all."
  • Younis Mahmoud in Tehran Times
    Our district was bombed in the 2003 war,Mahmoud says. "My brother was killed during a gun battle -- he wasn't involved, just a passer-by -- and then in 2007, the Iraqi militias threatened us:. They took our house away three years after we...

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