- He remembered how many of his cigars he had smoked with Mr. Flack and how universal a participant he had made him. - "The Reverberator", Henry James.
- He was an observer rather than a participant in life. - "Comrade Yetta", Albert Edwards.
- Happily, through the kindness of my Portuguese friend, I was kept from being an active participant in scenes of which I was an unwilling witness. - "Drift from Two Shores", Bret Harte.