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sightseer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sightseer a tourist who is visiting sights of interest
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Quotations

  • James Humes
    James Humes
    “One secret of leadership is that the mind of a leader never turns off. Leaders even when they are sightseers or spectators, are active; not passive observers.”

Usage

In literature:

Back, then, to the Rue Boissiere, to an uproar of visitors, sightseers, journalists.
"A Son of the Immortals" by Louis Tracy
Not so our sightseers from the States.
"Dorothy's Travels" by Evelyn Raymond
One saw pairs of lovers, pairs of politicians, couples of sightseers.
"In Connection with the De Willoughby Claim" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
It was a perfect day and the river was filled with pleasure boats, loaded down to the rails with sightseers.
"The Young Oarsmen of Lakeview" by Ralph Bonehill
The few Americans present seemed to be casual sightseers or ranchmen neighbors of the bridegroom.
"Children of the Desert" by Louis Dodge
From the engine eager sightseers even scrambled along the tops of the great steel cars until they became veritable grandstands.
"Westward with the Prince of Wales" by W. Douglas Newton
She came feeling her way along, stepping very high, but apparently a most diligent and interested sightseer.
"The Galaxy" by Various
State and local authorities were already on the ground, striving to hold back sightseers.
"Astounding Stories, May, 1931" by Various
Secondly, European hotel men are adepts at catering to the lure of the American sightseer.
"Through Our Unknown Southwest" by Agnes C. Laut
For perhaps ten minutes he continued to act the part of a mere sightseer.
"The Boy Scouts in A Trapper's Camp" by Thornton W. Burgess
It was the tidings carried by him that brought the morbid crowd of sightseers.
"When the Cock Crows" by Waldron Baily
From what I heard of the sums he spent, it would take the shillings of all England and America as sightseers to put him in pocket.
"The Brightener" by C. N. Williamson
Nora Scarlet was an appreciative sightseer.
"Fairfax and His Pride" by Marie Van Vorst
By going ahead a camp was located and pitched by the time the sightseers overtook the advance guard.
"Chiquita, an American Novel" by Merrill Tileston
The crowd of curious sightseers grew larger as each moment other cabs and automobiles dashed up.
"By Right of Conquest" by Arthur Hornblow
A large crowd of curious sightseers, gathered on the dock, followed the manoeuvres with interest.
"John Marsh's Millions" by Charles Klein
They came in as they liked: admirers, idle sightseers.
"The Tremendous Event" by Maurice Leblanc
When he was led back into his stall, it seemed to me, that we sightseers, should have apologized to him for our intrusion.
"A Flight in Spring" by J. Harris Knowles
A great fair possessed the town, thronged with sightseers of all ages and every stage of emotion.
"Glories of Spain" by Charles W. Wood
The Y. M. C. A. had a well supplied canteen, and every day several of the "Y" girls led a party of sightseers to nearby places of interest.
"History of Ambulance Company Number 139" by Various
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In news:

Sightseers in Turnagain Arm spotted some beluga.
Winnebago Industries has unveiled a 31-foot floor plan in its 2012 Winnebago Sightseer type A motorhome line.
For six weeks, I was a sightseer in a foreign city in downtown Manhattan, a land with its own laws and institutions, bankers and janitors, leaders and followers, heroes and fools.
Some sightseers hire one of the professional guides who wait for clients at the main gate.
Sightseers are being warned to stay well away.
The bay itself is where fisherman and sightseers have been coming for years.
Detroit Music, The Ultimate Sightseer's Guide.
The Ultimate sightseer 's guide.
Sightseer 's Body Identified.
Ben Wheatley does bloody road-trip comedy in 'Sightseers'.
Ben Wheatley 's 'Sightseers' Stars Alice Lowe and Steve Oram.
LONDON – Ben Wheatley 's third big screen outing, Sightseers, stars Alice Lowe and Steve Oram and is written by the duo themselves.
Sightseers at The Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh, Scotland (RBGE) are welcomed to the new John Hope Gateway visitor center where AV systems integrated by Electrosonic help them get oriented and explore the facility.
Sightseers at The Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh, Scotland (RBGE) are welcomed to the new John Hope Gateway visitor center where AV systems integrated by Electrosonic help them get oriented and explore the facility.
Every night, the plaza attracts thousands of sightseers, who come to check out spectacular sunsets and oddball entertainers.
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