Example sentences for: overheard

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

  • Safire dismisses the exculpatory remarks by Hubbell concerning Hillary's innocence, etc. as what FBI parlance calls "tickling the wire"--producing self-serving statements because you know you are being overheard.

  • (Gingrich was incommunicado the day the report was unexpectedly delivered to Congress, even as an overheard remark of Barney Frank's enraged a Republican representative, leading him to introduce a motion to make the report public.)

  • At age 6, my daughter Margaret was overheard pointing out her favorite constellation to a friend --“O'Brien's Belt.”

  • 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.


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