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be in attendance

To be present for something; to be at a particular event as it happens. Any of my students who are in attendance at tonight's lecture will get extra credit.
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be in atˈtendance

(formal) be present at a special event: Several heads of state were in attendance at the funeral.
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A small group of progressive lawyers, ACLU members, refugees from Democratic Administrations, and other like-minded folks were in attendance. Quoting Cornel West and Roberto Unger, Cole said, "It is not hope that gets people engaged in struggle.