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hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers

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Numgo, overhearing Tarzan's questions, managed to wrest his attention long enough from the diversion of flea hunting to advance the theory that the power which made the lightning and the rain and the thunder came from Goro, the moon.
As I ran out to the tennis court a few moments later, I had to pass the open boudoir window, and was unable to help overhearing the following scrap of dialogue.
As he walked over the soft rug towards the door, he could not help overhearing a conversation he did not want to hear.
And I recollect once, at a stage-coach dinner, overhearing a very stern gentleman demand of a waiter who presented him with a plate of underdone roast-beef, 'whether he called THAT, fixing God A'mighty's vittles?
Gradgrind, who was the person overhearing, stepped forth into the light and said, 'Louisa, never wonder
After breakfasting in a small closet attached to the coffee- room, which bore the imposing title of the Snuggery, the temporary inmate of which, in consideration of a small additional charge, had the unspeakable advantage of overhearing all the conversation in the coffee-room aforesaid; and, after despatching Mr.
Two keys,' repeated the Notary; 'one of which gave her the opportunities of roaming through the house at nights when you supposed her fast locked up, and of overhearing confidential consultations--among others, that particular conference, to be described to-day before a justice, which you will have an opportunity of hearing her relate; that conference which you and Mr Brass held together, on the night before that most unfortunate and innocent young man was accused of robbery, by a horrible device of which I will only say that it may be characterised by the epithets which you have applied to this wretched little witness, and by a few stronger ones besides.
MY overhearings were more to the purpose than YOURS, Eliza," said Charlotte.
PATRICK'S tribute concert arrives, but instead of being touched, he's secretly fuming after overhearing a conversation between Darren and Maxine at the flat.
Washington, March 14 ( ANI ): Overhearing a one-sided cellphone call is more distracting than exposure to two-sided chatter, a new study has found.
Overhearing someone spewing intermittent exclamations into a handheld gadget lacks the predictability of hearing a two-way exchange and thus proves inherently unsettling, Emberson and her colleagues report online September 3 in Psychological Science.
NEW YORK: Ever wonder why overhearing a cellphone conversation is so annoying American researchers think they have found the answer.
A GAMBLER who fleeced his ex-girlfriend's bank account of pounds 6,500 after overhearing her password must pay her back pounds 100 a week.
The intern said she gave the talk after overhearing the students call each other lesbians.