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  • v. Present participle of overhear.

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Examples

  • At first the noises sound like some kind of crazy sex marathon, but then things change ... and what Cameron ends up overhearing is a murder that involves a U.S.

    Guest Author: Julie James - Something About You

  • He said that he recalled overhearing Anderson and a top adviser discussing the fundraiser fairly early in the campaign.

    Romney Threw Fundraiser For Dem Candidate In 1992

  • He also recalled overhearing conversations between Mr. Pellicano and former phone company employee, Ray Turner, where Mr. Pellicano spoke in a sort of code.

    Allison Hope Weiner: Pellicano Trial: Striking Murder, Bugging Conde Nast and Ovitz's Interview with Vanity Fair

  • Brattin recalls overhearing Americans refusing to engage in even the most basic attempts at a new language, instead “speaking louder and slower English in an attempt to communicate with the locals.”

    More Americans Studying Abroad, Improving Goodwill Toward U.S.

  • Verlia Brown, coordinating head nurse for adult critical-care units at Kings County Hospital Center in Brooklyn, recalls overhearing a young nurse gossiping about how things would improve when older nurses retire.

    Nursing Education: Training on the Fast Track

  • She was so proud of me and I recall overhearing her telling a friend a few days later.

    An Autobiography

  • At the apparition of the woman, the unaffected and simple directness he had previously shown in his equally abrupt contact with Bradley had fled utterly; confused by the awkwardness of his arrival, and shocked at the idea of overhearing a private conversation, he stepped hurriedly on the veranda.

    A Phyllis of the Sierras

  • At 1142, monitor Werner Moritz recalled overhearing two German naval officers talking in their room: "Don't worry, once the work at Peenemunde prevails, Germany will be victorious."

    Theodore's World

  • In "Walk Straight," the new book's second essay, Danticat recalls overhearing a Haitian say, about her work, "The things she writes, they are not us."

    NYT > Home Page

  • Aides from other Sen.te offices-I specifically remember one from Washington state and one from Pennsylvania-told me their mail from constituents was running overwhelmingly against the bill, and I recall overhearing Sen. Robert Dole telling a colleague that he had to go back to Kansas and prove he was still a Republican despite his support for the King holiday bill.

    National Policy Institute

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