Usage examples for overhear

  1. " There isn't a pin to choose between them," she murmured under her breath, hoping Stephanie might overhear. – For the Sake of the School by Angela Brazil
  2. What did you overhear? – The Crooked House by Brandon Fleming
  3. It is the aft trimming tank, and if you can find a place of concealment it would, at the same time, enable you to overhear any conversation that might possibly take place, when the sub- lieutenant is performing his unwelcome duty. – The Boy Volunteers with the Submarine Fleet by Kenneth Ward
  4. I was afraid that somebody might overhear us here. – Prescott of Saskatchewan by Harold Bindloss
  5. As I had expected, de Cartienne was watching us, and I could see that he was straining every nerve to overhear our conversation. – Mr. Marx's Secret by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  6. The man took them for husband and wife; happily, Winifred did not overhear Carshaw's smothered: " Not yet!" – The Bartlett Mystery by Louis Tracy
  7. He informed me that he happened to overhear his grace speaking to you on the matter, sir, as he passed the library door. – My Man Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
  8. At that time she had been still the wife of old Astrardente, and Del Ferice's offence had been that he had purposely concealed himself in the conservatory of the Frangipan's palace in order to overhear what Giovanni Saracinesca was about to say to another man's wife. – Don Orsino by F. Marion Crawford
  9. The journey from Reggio to Bagnara on this fair summer morning, along the rippling Mediterranean, was short enough, but sufficiently long to let me overhear the following conversation: A.- What a lovely sea! – Old Calabria by Norman Douglas
  10. " You did in fact overhear our secret Euergetes, and mocked at my faithful Egyptians, in whose place I would gladly set fair Greeks if only Alexandria still belonged to me instead of to you. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  11. She begged him to walk on further; people could see them, overhear them, where they were. – The Gods are Athirst by Anatole France
  12. Some words she spoke about the impossibility of immediate marriage, about poverty which could always knock at the door of any mansion, remarks that I was able to overhear between Natacha and Boris Mourazoff, which to him meant nothing, put me definitely on the right road. – The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux
  13. " Si'Wren," whispered L'acoci, leaning close so that others in the bungalow might not overhear, " I would have a word with you." – Si'Wren of the Patriarchs by Roland Cheney
  14. Some said she was a witch, but they said it in a whisper, lest she should overhear and do them a mischief, and truly it was not a thing one could be sure of, for she was never known to hurt any one, which, if she were a witch, she would have been sure to do. – More English Fairy Tales by Various
  15. But after taking pains to be sure that none could overhear us, he turned on me suddenly, and asked,- 'Now, John, how is your dear mother? – Lorna Doone, A Romance of Exmoor by R. D. Blackmore
  16. " I happened to overhear two of them talking down in the lobby a while ago. – Tom Swift in the Land of Wonders or, The Underground Search for the Idol of Gold by Victor Appleton
  17. " I don't know what his religious persuasion is, because he hasn't done any talking where I could overhear him. – When Egypt Went Broke by Holman Day