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synonyms for overheard

  • discovered
  • heard
  • recorded
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How to use overheard in a sentence

When Grandfather Mole overheard Mrs. Robin making such a remark he would quite likely advise her to "try a smaller one."
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
“There is no static to-night,” said Mr. Brandon, who overheard the enthusiastic girl.
THE CAMPFIRE GIRLS OF ROSELAWNMARGARET PENROSE
Here the train-hand who overheard the talk, stepped up, and inquired, "Have you lost anything?"
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
You may be overheard, and give pain or cause annoyance by your untimely conversation.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
"I always make it a point to be punctual," Lamb dawdling in the background, overheard him say.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
Yes, he had been hired to drive the ear south, and he had overheard enough to make him suspicious on the way.
CABIN FEVERB. M. BOWER
“You are right,” said the minister who has already been introduced, and who overheard the concluding remark as he came forward.
HUNTED AND HARRIEDR.M. BALLANTYNE
Jim and Eddie each wondered if Miss Winslow had overheard the talk at the door.
HARPER'S YOUNG PEOPLE, NOVEMBER 30, 1880VARIOUS
"Let that man come back here," called Aunt Maria, who had overheard the dialogue.
OVERLANDJOHN WILLIAM DE FOREST
He came nearer to the prince, and made him understand that they were being watched and overheard.
CATHERINE DE' MEDICIHONORE DE BALZAC
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