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adjective as in listened to

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A colleague overheard two conservative Mass. lawmakers talking about what “the gays” could do.

“All these questions from journalists,” he said, in a voice that was just loud enough to be overheard.

They would speak up, but in tones still soft and placid; and Spahn often overheard them describing him as a “beautiful person.”

A few days later, I overheard someone say a person they knew had "lost the battle" against cancer.

At that point, a sphere lit up, resembling the landing of the UFO in E.T., and the overheard lights descended on the stage.

When Grandfather Mole overheard Mrs. Robin making such a remark he would quite likely advise her to "try a smaller one."

“There is no static to-night,” said Mr. Brandon, who overheard the enthusiastic girl.

Here the train-hand who overheard the talk, stepped up, and inquired, "Have you lost anything?"

You may be overheard, and give pain or cause annoyance by your untimely conversation.

"I always make it a point to be punctual," Lamb dawdling in the background, overheard him say.


On this page you'll find 3 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to overheard, such as: discovered, heard, and recorded.

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