within earshot

*within earshot (of something)

close enough to something to hear it. (*Typically: be ~; come ~; get ~; move ~.) As soon as I got within earshot of the music, I decided that I really didn't belong there.
See also: earshot, within
References in classic literature ?
He walks the poop darting gloomy glances, as though he wished to poison the sea, and snaps your head off savagely whenever you happen to blunder within earshot.
But tarry ye behind in the borders of the forest, within earshot of my bugle call.
So there we had to stay--my mother almost entirely exposed and both of us within earshot of the inn.
The corner was a retired one, and there was no one within earshot.
He sat within earshot, milking the cows by the light of a lantern, which I seized unceremoniously, and, calling out that I would send it back on the morrow, rushed to the nearest postern.
The sound of drumming and trumpeting came from the Albany Street Barracks, and every church within earshot was hard at work killing sleep with a vehement disorderly tocsin.
Often I had to lose sight of it on account of the tangled brush-wood, but I was always within earshot of its tinkle and splash.
That's the house--all alone at the Iron Dike crossroad, same as you see here on the map--without another within earshot.
When, however, he got within earshot, he began to hear the surf thundering up against the rocks, for the swell still broke against them with a terrific roar.
Her tongue was not less keen than her eye, and, whenever a damsel came within earshot, seemed to take up an unfinished lecture, as a barrel-organ takes up a tune, precisely at the point where it had left off.
Then they knocked up a little place for him at the bottom of the garden, about quarter of a mile from the house, and made him take the machine down there when he wanted to work it; and sometimes a visitor would come to the house who knew nothing of the matter, and they would forget to tell him all about it, and caution him, and he would go out for a stroll round the garden and suddenly get within earshot of those bagpipes, without being prepared for it, or knowing what it was.
When he came within earshot of the king, he gave him the royal salute of Bayete, and fell upon his hands and knees, crawling towards him, and konzaed to the king, praising him as he came.
Before he came within earshot, Father Brown had added quite composedly, "Why does he really hide the secret of what he does with the purple wig?
There was nobody within earshot to hear Mahbub's gasp of amazement.
Nicking fourth position from Al Wahda might not guarantee Al Ahli Asian Champions League qualification, but the two slots below the Champions League qualified teams will make next season's GCC Champions League, giving clubs within earshot of fourth, fifth and sixth a reason to keep fighting until the end of the season.