from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The range within which sound can be heard by the unaided ear; hearing distance: listened until the parade was out of earshot.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A distance from which sound is still audible
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Reach of the ear; distance at which words may be heard.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Reach of hearing; the distance at which words may be heard.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the range within which a voice can be heard
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From her indignant retelling, she said that they even commented, in earshot, that she must not be a “proper Chinese”.
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:
Torture is something an entire society feels, whether we are within earshot of the screaming or not.
All week long I've been telling everyone within earshot that I'm sick and tired of depressing, demoralizing stories about the baby boomers.
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.
Great post – I have (much to the annoyance of anyone within earshot) always tried to read my writing aloud while editing.
Unfortunately for him, he muttered “Bitch” within earshot of a Republican operative with media connections.
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.
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