A few nights before, Harrison Ford had walked into the joint practically unnoticed, but when a fire truck drove by, patrons stood up and cheered.
This, the — that a culture dangerously besotted with celebrity might be on the verge of righting itself.
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. 1979, 1986 © Harper Collins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source "uncertain;" see dubious), originally "to have to choose between two things." The sense of "fear" developed in Old French and was passed on to English.
Meaning "to be uncertain" is attested in English from c.1300.
ran a story about one of the unacknowledged victims of 9/11 — celebrity gossip.