“Witness” in the news

Example collocations

bear witness
expert witness
key witness
witness against
witness protection

Publications and example sentences

The Guardian
· YouTube star Jake Paul denies looting Arizona mall during George Floyd protests  
However, I understand the anger and frustration that led to the destruction we witnessed, and while it’s not the answer, it’s important that people see it and collectively figure out how to move forward in a healthy way.”
The New York Times
· ‘I Just Let Myself Go’: Igor Levit on Surviving a Satie Marathon  
The fascinating livestream occasionally slid into something more disturbingly voyeuristic, like witnessing a private crisis of faith and bracing for it to all go wrong.
Vogue.com
· Celebrities Demand Justice for George Floyd and Other Black Americans  
We all witnessed his murder in broad daylight.
Financial Express
· Studying smarter? How learning may change post-Covid lockdown  
The last couple of months witnessed their move back to their native lands.
The Verge
· Jake Paul filmed looting, but denies being a part of it  
“I do not condone violence, looting, or breaking the law; however, I understand the anger and frustration that led to the destruction we witnessed, and while it’s not the answer, it’s important that people see it and collectively figure out how to move forward in a healthy way.”
Financial Express
· After rain in Delhi, north India, low possibility of heat wave for a week: IMD  
Several residents of Delhi-NCR witnessed a rainbow in the sky and sports enthusiasts played volleyball after the rainfall.
The Guardian
· My favourite game: England v Australia, Fifth Test, the Oval 2009  
It would require a fourth-innings run chase the likes of which the game had never witnessed, but this was Ricky Ponting’s Australia.
The Guardian
· How a national security law is leading to secret trials in Australia  
Read the latest on Bernard Collaery’s case you can read Christopher Knaus’ article here, plus the Ben Roberts-Smith defamation case, and a longread about Witness K and the ‘outrageous’ spy scandal that failed to shame Australia.
The Guardian
· Operation Buffalo review – Maralinga nuclear testing rendered as part-drama, part-farce  
In the specific context of subjects explored in Operation Buffalo, a more interesting work is the director Lynette Wallworth’s 2016 Emmy award-winning VR experience Collisions, which recounts the real-life story of Nyarri Nyarri Morgan, an elder of Western Australia’s Martu people, whose first encounter of western culture occurred when he witnessed one of those atomic bomb tests.
The Independent
· George Floyd's family say condolence call from Trump was rushed and he didn't let them speak  
The president said he expressed his sorrow and told the family the incident was a “horrible thing to witness” and it “looked like there was no excuse” for Floyd’s death.