She and Abbott and even the lawyer who said he had overheard the dire threats all asked that Williams be spared incarceration.
“All these questions from journalists,” he said, in a voice that was just loud enough to be overheard.
They would speak up, but in tones still soft and placid; and Spahn often overheard them describing him as a “beautiful person.”
The other day I overheard two people talking about the health dangers of pizza.
He utters the aphorism in immaculate French, and judging from an overheard phone call, his Italian is almost as good.
Possibly Krupp had overheard the conversation, or divined its nature.
And what I overheard in the armoury--about a telegram--telling me--putting me out of my misery?
I listened, but so profound was her sleep, that not even her breathings could be overheard.
"But you forget where we are," answered the Man of Fancy, who overheard the remark.
The situation had been made clear to him by the angry exclamations he had just overheard.
"to hear what one is not meant to hear," 1540s, from over- + hear. The notion is perhaps "to hear beyond the intended range of the voice." Old English oferhieran also meant "to not listen, to disregard, disobey" (cf. overlook for negative force of over; also Middle High German überhaeren, Middle Dutch overhoren in same sense). Related: Overheard; overhearing.