Overhear in a sentence 🔊

Definition of Overhear

(transitive, intransitive) To hear something that was not meant for one's ears.

Short Example Sentences for Overhear

  • 1. It was impossible not to overhear their conversation. 🔊
  • 2. And you see he did not overhear more than what he says. 🔊
  • 3. The others who chanced to overhear the observation laughed. 🔊
  • 4. Only once did I overhear any hostile mutterings. 🔊
  • 5. I am invisible, and I will Overhear their conference. 🔊
  • 6. If you overhear anything you dislike, you may vent your anger on me. 🔊
  • 7. It's a wonder some one didn't overhear him with sense enough to tumble. 🔊

How to use Overhear in Sentences?

  • 1. She has just opened the door of her room in order to overhear our conversation. 🔊
  • 2. As we were directly behind them we could not help but overhear a part of their conversation. 🔊
  • 3. I happened to overhear a comment on your reading the other day which amused me very much. 🔊
  • 4. I stood still at the door; but was near enough to overhear what would pass between them. 🔊
  • 5. So stunned was Jack at the revelation that he did not strain to overhear what they were saying. 🔊
  • 6. The Rangar led him to where the tents were forty feet apart and none was likely to overhear them. 🔊
  • 7. I was standing at one side watching the wrestling, which is how I happened to overhear the matter. 🔊
  • 8. Did God teach it to him, or did he happen to overhear God, when he was teaching Adam and Eve? 🔊
  • 9. Occasionally there was confusion amongst them: two or more would assert a right to overhear the same plot. 🔊
  • 10. For they did not wish the girl to overhear what they had to ask, nor even to know that they were seeking an interview with her guardian. 🔊
  • 11. Before he could get near enough to make an attempt to overhear what they were saying, they suddenly parted. 🔊
  • 12. She never followed close enough to overhear their conversation; that would have been contrary to her sense of honor. 🔊
  • 13. He scorned to take advantage of the opportunity given him by his position as owner of the mine to overhear the delirious ravings of the sick man. 🔊
  • 14. Isaac Hakkabut was about fifty yards behind, and was consequently unable to overhear the conversation. 🔊
  • 15. Men of the crew sat just outside the low doorway, with their backs against the bulkhead, as if set there to overhear what we might say. 🔊
  • 16. The marquis made a sign to his valet, who withdrew ten or twelve paces, so that he could not overhear what was said. 🔊
  • 17. We would not show ourselves until the reading was ended: so much, at least, we might overhear without offence. 🔊
  • 18. For Burton to overhear remarks uncomplimentary to himself was no uncommon occurrence, but he rarely troubled to notice them. 🔊
  • 19. Celio, excused from attendance, had no opportunity, though he stood sentinel in the loggia, to overhear their conversation. 🔊
  • 20. It was Somerled, who must have come in just in time to overhear my advice, and take advantage of it for himself. 🔊
  • 21. After this he spoke readily enough, though in a low voice lest someone who understood Egyptian should overhear him. 🔊
  • 22. I happened to overhear them talking about it just now, how they are going to this one and that one in Washington to get things fixed to suit them. 🔊
  • 23. We all took seats together in a far corner of the dingy room, where the Syrian barkeeper could not overhear us. 🔊
  • 24. The door leading to the stairs, down which Sylvia had so often descended, was closed, and no one was about to overhear their conversation. 🔊
  • 25. He muttered to his companions hoarsely, careful that Wilfred, whom he regarded askance, should overhear nothing that he said. 🔊
  • 26. The first inquiry was after my unfortunate friend, and I, happening to overhear the demand, gave them the first intelligence. 🔊
  • 27. Except for a few faint snatches of the conversation of the soldiers, Noel, despite his efforts, still was unable to overhear much of what was said. 🔊
  • 28. And the sense of reality which she was at such pains to create was spoiled by dialogue freely carried on in the immediate vicinity of persons who were not supposed to overhear it. 🔊