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noun as in stone's throw

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If your doctor were to walk into that Starbucks and broadcast your health information to anyone within earshot without your permission, that would be a HIPAA violation.

From Vox

After more than four months of interrupting mom’s Zoom calls, pulling dad around the block and napping in earshot of his two-legged parents, Pluto was buckled up in the back seat of a car en route to his first solo adventure.

When its overworked and inexperienced officers interviewed survivors, they were forced to do so in the hot, cramped bullpens of dilapidated precincts, within earshot of other detectives and in view of the holding cells.

To emulate life at a space station, the quarters are tight—Rupert compares the bedrooms to closets—which means you can never really get away from the five or more other participants, or out of earshot of their conversations.

From Time

The war secretary didn’t dare “to go out of earshot of his office,” the Boston Post reported.

At a Chinese restaurant several blocks away, and out of earshot of the protests, the conversation had carried.

Once you're out of breath, you might be within earshot of what that phrase conjures up in the United Kingdom: dullness.

Kate is believed to have been within earshot when the shot was fired, but William was on duty.

Embarrassed the tirade could be heard from within earshot of a public meeting, one commissioner went to shut the door.

There is a large antique birdcage with 20 finches ready to inform anyone within earshot that the sun has come up.

The minute they came within earshot of the girls they stopped talking and came on silently.

As for the girls, they could hardly wait to get out of earshot of the mine before letting loose a flood of excited comment.

The sound of a voice in that quiet place, out of earshot of his friends, startled Cyril, and he turned hastily round.

He left High Eagle and a small company of scouts to watch the Pawnees, and then he led the war party beyond earshot of their foes.

Master Freake walked at my saddle till we were out of earshot of the group in the open doorway.


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On this page you'll find 138 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to earshot, such as: audition, detecting, distinguishing, ear, effect, and extent.

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