Example sentences for: overheard

How can you use “overheard” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • At 9:39, the FAA's Cleveland Air Route Traffic Control Center overheard a second announcement indicating that there was a bomb on board, that the plane was returning to the airport, and that they should remain seated.

  • I remarked on this once at a party in London and was overheard by Noel Malcolm, who said: Do you want him to double his anti-Semitism?

  • The present Canadian Prime Minister, Brian Mulroney, because of his tendency to change his public position on such things as the universality of social programs, is widely known as Lyin'-Brian . In the 1970s, Prime Minister Trudeau was overheard using the f-word in the House of Commons, but when asked about it later, he claimed that what he had said was fuddle-duddle . The country was generally amused (though not deceived) by this humorous explanation.

  • Words that, barely a quarter of a century ago,would have resulted in instant arrest for insulting behaviour can now be overheard any time in Knightsbridge, Oxford Street, and any school playground in the country.

  • I was ensconced in a manly game of collegiate football-watching when I overheard the womenfolk discussing proper breast-feeding etiquette.


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