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Therefore it helped the Elizabethan onlooker to understand the play when he saw a king, a courtier, or a butcher come on to the stage dressed as he knew a king, a courtier, or a butcher dressed.
It took an approciable interval of time for him, as well as for the onlookers, to realize what he had done.
All of which was provocative of great hilarity to the onlookers, while her squalls and cries excited the leopards to spitting and leaping against their bars.
So long as this is general, it is not always noticeable, for the uninspired onlooker is without the necessary means of comparison.
Thus, for example, the individual who defiled a drinking-place would be attacked by every onlooker, while one who deliberately gave a false alarm was the recipient of much rough usage at our hands.
I have seen him a score of times, at table, insulting this hunter or that, with cool and level eyes and, withal, a certain air of interest, pondering their actions or replies or petty rages with a curiosity almost laughable to me who stood onlooker and who understood.
Prince Philip has reportedly been wishing onlookers a Happy New Year before making the comment to his bodyguard.
The sight of the Mercedes wedged into the basement amazed onlookers streaming out of Lancaster Gate station.
Onlookers apparently shouted "jump" before a teenage migrant leapt from a block of flats in an eastern German town, killing himself.
She was eventually pulled to safety - though onlookers suggested she initially refused help.
The lucky punter won PS77,777 on Saturday at Stockton's Mecca Bingo - before stunning onlookers by playing the next game.
The uproar was first picked up by French daily Nice-Matin, which reported surprised onlookers taking photos and selfies.