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Witnesses reported hearing two gunshots.
Any witnesses to the incident are asked to contact the police.
Detectives are appealing for witnesses.
More than twenty witnesses will be called.
an expert witness for the defence/prosecution
We were witness to the worst period in the club's history.
Bristol's grand buildings bear witness to the city's magnificent past.
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a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job
relating to the work of a rabbi
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Definition of witness from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.