Definitions of eyewitness

  1. One who sees a thing done; one who has ocular view of anything.

Usage examples for eyewitness

  1. To this I have been an eyewitness many times, and once had the vanity to think that I could have kept pace with them; but though I was at that time celebrated for being particularly fleet of foot in snowshoes, I soon found that I was no match for the buffaloes, notwithstanding they were then plunging through such deep snow, that their bellies made a trench in it as large as if many sacks had been hauled through it. – Pioneers in Canada by Sir Harry Johnston
  2. In reproducing the whole of this scene, I have not altered the sense of a word; I have only sought to make up for the charm which every conversation loses that is reported by a third party who was not actually an eyewitness. – The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, Volume VI. Being the Historic Memoirs of the Court of Louis XIV. by Madame La Marquise De Montespan
  3. The numbers of the enemy seemed no less formidable during the night than by the light of day; far and wide their watch- fires were to be seen gleaming over valley and hill- top, as thickly scattered, says an eyewitness, as " the stars of heaven in a cloudless summer night." – History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru by Prescott, William Hickling
  4. Nicetas, who was an eyewitness of all, has left us the list of the chief statues that suffered. – The Byzantine Empire by Charles William Chadwick Oman
  5. This stream of unfortunates uprooted from their homes was thus described by an eyewitness: These masses of broken- hearted people moved silently along, many weeping, few talking. – America's War for Humanity by Thomas Herbert Russell
  6. But then she had been nursing in Europe for four years, since the very outbreak of the war and had been an eyewitness to untold suffering and privation. – The Red Cross Girls with Pershing to Victory by Margaret Vandercook
  7. " You shouldn't have said it," declared Louise, who had been an eyewitness of the encounter. – Carl and the Cotton Gin by Sara Ware Bassett
  8. And the girl's fate he could picture as plainly as though he were an eyewitness to it. – The Return of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  9. But for those who lose their sons and brothers in a quarrel thus unnecessarily extended, there will only remain vain regrets, and to the eyewitness only a bitter anger. – London to Ladysmith via Pretoria by Winston Spencer Churchill
  10. That narrative is signed by two eyewitnesses, and Wodrow, before he published it, submitted it to a third eyewitness, who pronounced it strictly accurate. – The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 1 (of 5) by Thomas Babington Macaulay
  11. Mr. Gale Jones was with me in the carriage, and was an eyewitness of this affair, so honourable to the people of Westminster, who attended the hustings during the election. – Memoirs of Henry Hunt, Esq. Volume 3 by Henry Hunt