Unlike me, Omar has no comfortable distance to observe the fate of Iraq; his own life is constantly at risk.
“You see, but you do not observe,” remarked Sherlock Holmes to Dr. Watson, and so my father might have said to us.
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the state struggled over whether to observe Martin Luther King Jr.
Media will not be allowed to observe the speech, which will be her first paid lecture since leaving office.
Ali Salameh and Abu Daud also arrived at the Olympic Village to observe the attack from outside the fence.
You will observe that the luster of his high ideals was already dimming.
Milza was the first to observe that her absence was unusually protracted.
And he that is bound to observe the lesse must keepe the greater commaundement.
When you see them, you will observe how he endeavours to hold me to this correspondence.
The tragic motive is thus, we observe, deprived of its point.
late 14c., "to hold to" (a manner of life or course of conduct), from Old French observer, osserver "to observe, watch over, follow" (10c.), from Latin observare "watch over, note, heed, look to, attend to, guard, regard, comply with," from ob "over" (see ob-) + servare "to watch, keep safe," from PIE root *ser- "to protect." Meaning "to attend to in practice, to keep, follow" is attested from late 14c. Sense of "watch, perceive, notice" is 1560s, via notion of "see and note omens." Meaning "to say by way of remark" is from c.1600. Related: Observed; observing.