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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of overhear.


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  • But occasionally words and phrases come up so often in overheard conversations that they seep through.

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  • 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).

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  • 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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  • Simply include the word overheard in your update and share it with others.

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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.

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  • She saw again the Dinard letter and his furious despair at a word overheard at a wine-shop table.

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  • 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.

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  • In spite of their strong Yorkshire accent, Robin overheard a good deal, and it sounded very fine.

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  • 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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