- v. Simple past tense and past participle of overhear.
“But occasionally words and phrases come up so often in overheard conversations that they seep through.”
“The second piece, Bach's motet, was ... a bit ragged in singing (and so I also overheard from a few people who thought the same).”
“After my relating an experience from over the week-end, Kate and Deborah suggested that we should have a competition for the most outlandish thing overheard from a fellow audience member over the course of the next season.”
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“Joe will remind the whole group that he once had a phone call overheard in college so he's been the victim of warrantless wiretapping and can bring the personal touch to the hearings.”
“As a dot-com company, Film Threat has survived because our overheard is so low.”
“She saw again the Dinard letter and his furious despair at a word overheard at a wine-shop table.”
“That great artist Henri Monnier devoted a long life to the study and the collection of the finest examples of human stupidity, and marvellous as are some of the specimens preserved by him in his dialogues, I hardly think that he succeeded in discovering a finer gem than the phrase overheard by me in the Dowdeswell Galleries.”
“In spite of their strong Yorkshire accent, Robin overheard a good deal, and it sounded very fine.”
“Matilda; 'impressions once strongly conceived are difficult to eradicate; the conversation I overheard is ever present to my mind, and could I forget that, then my reverence for my uncle would return, and I should shudder at the idea of a nearer connexion.”
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