Usage examples for observing

  1. Left to himself, Herbert walked slowly along, looking into shop windows and observing with interested attention the people whom he met. – Do and Dare A Brave Boy's Fight for Fortune by Horatio Alger, Jr.
  2. With the wife I could only exchange smiles, and she was employed observing the make of our clothes. – Letters written during a short residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark by Mary Wollstonecraft
  3. Such people sometimes frighten those who are observing them. – A Man of the World by Annie Payson Call
  4. He must have stood there observing us for about the space of a minute, and then we heard his step as he went his way. – The Voodoo Gold Trail by Walter Walden
  5. I had an uncomfortable feeling that they had both been observing me, though for what purpose I could not imagine. – The Siege of the Seven Suitors by Meredith Nicholson
  6. The officers and men gathered around them; while, in the mean time, the remaining ten of the Ottawas strolled about the fort, observing every thing it contained. – The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War after the Conquest of Canada by Francis Parkman
  7. Zibeline asked, observing that he did not appear to take pleasure in the surprise she had prepared. – Zibeline, Complete by Phillipe de Massa Last Updated: March 2, 2009
  8. I sat much during this day on the platform at the end of the end car, observing the country. – A start in life by C. F. Dowsett
  9. While speaking, Obenreizer stood pointing at the Bridge, and observing Vendale's face, with a very singular expression on his own. – No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins
  10. This continued until once he looked up from his book, became aware of the open door to the circulating library with the young lady on the other side observing him, started in dismay, and quickly stepped back to the invisible part of the room. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  11. Observing old Peter Jasko in the yard near the cabin, she did not pause but went on until she drew near the Fergus hotel. – Behind the Green Door by Mildred A. Wirt
  12. We are simply pointing out that it is only by observing these tendencies that we can judge whether or not the church is fulfilling its mission. – The Church and Modern Life by Washington Gladden
  13. Sam, observing her, suddenly ceased to struggle. – The Huntress by Hulbert Footner
  14. So it came to pass that I stood upon this hill, observing a fair of horses. – Lavengro The Scholar, The Gypsy, The Priest by George Borrow
  15. Once more she went to the door, the boys observing her from their hiding- place. – Bob the Castaway by Frank V. Webster
  16. I stared about but could see nobody who appeared to be observing us. – Cardigan by Robert W. Chambers
  17. Carl von Reuter happened to be standing close to Polly, but he was not speaking to her nor observing her. – The Camp Fire Girls Across the Seas by Margaret Vandercook
  18. You must remember my observing to you more than two years ago that Moreau would one day run his head against the gate of the Tuileries; that he has done so was no fault of mine, for you know how much I did to secure his attachment. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  19. By learning the definitions of the ten parts of speech, and then observing how the word is written, and in what sense it is used. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  20. While the two Boers came tearing up to their own scouts, two of the enemy's scouts who were not far off, observing these two Boers, took them in their turn for British, and thinking to render them some assistance, likewise charged the Boer scouts. – In the Shadow of Death by P. H. Kritzinger and R. D. McDonald