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The moment they were out of earshot Helen turned to her lover.

"At your service, sir," said he; and I drew him out of earshot of those others.

"I can't," said Jeff ruthlessly, when he had got her out of earshot.

And now they had walked out of earshot, and I heard no more.

"In the variety of knowledge there is safety," he said; and then they passed out of earshot.

It began at the center with its repetition as the words were conveyed to those out of earshot.

Kelley looked back to see that Fred was well out of earshot.

They were hardly out of earshot before the girls turned to her.

The rivals were alone, and nobody was within sight or earshot.

Making sure they were out of earshot, the man spoke rapidly.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, from ear (n.1) + shot (n.) in the sense of "range" (e.g. bowshot).

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