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in earshot

Close enough to clearly hear what someone says or does. They didn't realize I was in earshot when they were discussing my performance in school. Let's step outside—I don't want to fight while they're in earshot.
See also: earshot

within earshot

Close enough to clearly hear what someone says or does. They didn't realize I was within earshot when they were discussing my performance in school. Let's step outside—I don't want to fight while they're within earshot.
See also: earshot, within

out of earshot

Far enough away that one is not able to hear what someone else says or does. My parents never bothered to be out of earshot when they were fighting, so I always knew exactly what was going on in their marriage.
See also: earshot, of, out

come within earshot

(of something) Go to within earshot (of something).
See also: come, earshot, within

move within earshot

(of something) Go to within earshot (of something).
See also: earshot, move, within

out of earshot

Fig. too far from the source of a sound to hear the sound. I was out of earshot and could not hear the conversation. Mary waited until her children were out of earshot before mentioning the presents she got them.
See also: earshot, of, out

*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

out of ˈearshot (of somebody/something)

too far away to hear somebody/something or to be heard: We waited until Ted was safely out of earshot before discussing it.
See also: earshot, of, out

within ˈearshot (of somebody/something)

near enough to hear somebody/something or to be heard: As she came within earshot of the group, she heard her name mentioned.
See also: earshot, within
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EarShot IFB can be connected to low-cost cloud-based VoIP service, or tied to a station's VoIP PBX.
A woman police officer who was in earshot then handed Walker an pounds 80 fine under the Public Order Act.
The one and a half acre property, located about a mile inside the Pisgah National Forest, boasts pristine wilderness, no traffic within earshot, and no street lights.
As any historian who has made recent casual use of the term within earshot of anthropologists will know, the use of creolization to describe intercultural exchange beyond the experiences of Africans enslaved in the Caribbean has come under intense critical scrutiny.
Written by a lawyer, it reported that when President Bush came to Jacksonville, OR, to campaign on October 16, 2004, people carrying pro-Kerry signs or otherwise demonstrating against Bush were attacked by a SWAT team, hit with pepper-spray pellets, shoved, and herded down the street out of "W's" earshot.
This elicited laughter from all within earshot (including myself), and especially Dan, who quipped, "I'll vouch for that.
Across the eighty-foot span of the installation, sounds moved in and out of earshot, were remembered and anticipated, and, at either end, merged with noises from neighboring rooms.
Noted the paper: "The Secret Service had been telling local police to sequester anyone displaying an anti-administration message, usually in areas completely out of sight or earshot of Bush.
Walking along a meandering footpath sometimes within earshot of a noisy motorway, as we did, creates the impression of being in a parallel zone of silence, a feeling of quiet communion with nature and with one another, an experience of praying with your feet, eyes wide open.
So there I am, all set to buy a can of tuna fish made by an explicitly evil corporation and along comes one of these Galahads scanning my purchases with the Geiger counter, sending off a loud noise apprising everyone within earshot that I am deliberately advancing the cause of Satan.
He identifies the use of perspective as the first and, arguably, the most important contribution to the staging of tragedy as it allowed for a new conception of dramatic space, which could include any location within earshot of the spectators.
Then, to the astonishment of everyone in earshot, the store manager enters from the right brandishing an aerosol air freshener which he proceeds to spray all over the pensioner.
However, at Liza's bash Jessie spent the entire evening telling anyone within earshot the pair were "just good friends".
Horizontal prayer must always be audible, because its purpose is not to be heard by God, but to be heard by fellow men standing within earshot.
The peace, tranquility, and safety of the Native people who pray at Bear Butte are threatened by high-volume tourism and will be further jeopardized, if a proposed rifle-shooting range is allowed to operate within gunshot or earshot of the mountain.