Example sentences for: overheard

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  • 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.

  • It concerned what you refer to as “family words” or “Penn Stations”--childhood confusions of overheard phrases.

  • She overheard equivocal efforts to "call it something," so that " 'I like the concept' usually meant ugly"; and that when "Miyake had baggy prison garb, the word on that was 'intellectual' "; or that "if it looks like an old pinup of Rita Hayworth in a nightie, it's a return to femininity."

  • The flight had taken off just as American 11 was being hijacked, and at 8:42 the United 175 flight crew completed their report on a "suspicious transmission" overheard from another plane (which turned out to have been Flight 11) just after takeoff.

  • Overheard at Sotheby's Tuesday: "My intention is to do whatever he indicates to me he wants done with them.


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