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Quotes of overhear

  1. Shakespeare will not make us better, and he will not make us worse, but he may teach us how to overhear ourselves when we talk to ourselves... he may teach us how to accept change in ourselves as in others, and perhaps even the final form of change. – Harold Bloom
  2. Perhaps, as some wit remarked, the best proof that there is Intelligent Life in Outer Space is the fact it hasn't come here. Well, it can't hide forever- one day we will overhear it. – Arthur C. Clarke
  3. We'd go to the fraternity house. It was a good place to practice. But we really wanted the kids to overhear us. And whoever heard us would go nuts over it. – Art Garfunkel
  4. If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others. – Haim Ginott
  5. The good parts of a book may be only something a writer is lucky enough to overhear or it may be the wreck of his whole damn life and one is as good as the other. – Ernest Hemingway
  6. In a city where you walk around, it's impossible to plan your day and your life as accidents will happen, you'll overhear things, bump into people, and take unexpected turns. – Jason Schwartzman

Usage examples for overhear

  1. I believed he wished me to overhear the words. – My Lady of the North by Randall Parrish
  2. " 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
  3. " 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
  4. 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
  5. He drew a deep breath; wondered how far away she was; hoped, then feared that possibly she would overhear – Lonesome Town by Ethel and James Dorrance
  6. I was afraid that somebody might overhear us here. – Prescott of Saskatchewan by Harold Bindloss
  7. 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
  8. Nobody will overhear us? – Night and Day by Virginia Woolf
  9. " 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
  10. 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
  11. " 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
  12. She begged him to walk on further; people could see them, overhear them, where they were. – The Gods are Athirst by Anatole France
  13. What did you overhear – The Crooked House by Brandon Fleming
  14. " 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. The man took them for husband and wife; happily, Winifred did not overhear Carshaw's smothered: " Not yet!" – The Bartlett Mystery by Louis Tracy
  20. 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

Rhymes for overhear