01. The suspect was [observed] leaving the scene of the murder at 9:15 p.m.
02. She is under close [observation] at the hospital, but seems to be recovering.
03. A number of international [observers] to the election remarked on the fairness of the process.
04. Many adult's social problems are [observable] in the child at the age of 6.
05. I would like to [observe] a few classes in order to determine if this is the right program for me.
06. Dian Fossey spent a number of years [observing] gorillas in the wild.
07. She is quite [observant], and obviously very intelligent. She watched the guy operate the machine for ten minutes at the most, and then was able to do it herself without problem.
08. An artist must be very [observant] in order to depict a scene before him.
09. According to my [observations], the insects seem to be avoiding the area which has been sprayed.
10. Amos Bronson Alcott once remarked that [observation] more than books, and experience rather than persons, are the prime educators.
11. New Year's Day is the world's most [observed] holiday.
12. Sherlock Holmes once remarked to Dr. Watson, "You see, but you do not [observe]."
13. There is an old proverb which states that everyone should carefully [observe] which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength.
14. New Year's was first [observed] in ancient Babylon about 4,000 years ago.
15. Ancient Chinese astronomers first [observed] sunspots about 2,000 years ago.
16. Halley's comet, one of the most famous ever known, returns to earth every 76 years, and has been [observed] and recorded for more than 3,000 years.
17. To an [observer] standing on Pluto, the sun would appear no brighter than Venus appears in our evening sky.
18. When visiting a foreign culture, in order to be polite, the best thing to do is to [observe] your host and others around you, and follow their example.
19. A visitor from space would [observe] that the surface of our planet is predominantly water.
20. Thomas Jefferson once said, "I have not [observed] men's honesty to increase with their riches."
21. Benjamin Franklin once advised, "[Observe] all men, but yourself most."

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