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1‘you requested the attendance of a doctor’
presence, appearance, attending, being there
informal turning up, showing up, showing
2‘their gig attendances grew at an alarming rate’
audience, turnout, number present, house, gate
crowd, throng, congregation, assembly, gathering
NZ Australian informal muster
‘his wife is in labour with three obstetricians in attendance’
present, here, there, near, nearby, at hand, by one's side, available
assisting, giving assistance, helping, aiding
supervising, monitoring, on guard
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