from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The range within which sound can be heard by the unaided ear; hearing distance.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Reach of hearing; the distance at which words may be heard.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Reach of the ear; distance at which words may be heard.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A
distancefrom which soundis still audible
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the range within which a voice can be heard
Sorry, no etymologies found.
He told everyone within earshot that he would soon be resigning.
He regaled all within earshot with his "war stories" in Iraq in '91 and Somalia in' 93 quote
Be careful with this one – it will probably get cheesy unless the character has a plausible reason to be within earshot when the conversation starts.
And there are symbolic margins along which men get a worse deal than 100 years ago - modern males are probably more afraid to make sexist remarks within earshot of their wives.
Great post – I have (much to the annoyance of anyone within earshot) always tried to read my writing aloud while editing.
All week long I've been telling everyone within earshot that I'm sick and tired of depressing, demoralizing stories about the baby boomers.
Such as Clayton Williams, the Texas man who was idiotic enough to make the following comment about rape within earshot of a reporter while running for the gubernatorial seat:
From her indignant retelling, she said that they even commented, in earshot, that she must not be a “proper Chinese”.
Torture is something an entire society feels, whether we are within earshot of the screaming or not.
Unfortunately for him, he muttered “Bitch” within earshot of a Republican operative with media connections.