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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

To move close enough to clearly hear what someone says or does. They didn't realize I had come within earshot while they were discussing my performance in school. Let's step outside—I don't want the kids to come within earshot while we're arguing.
See also: come, earshot, within

move within earshot

To move close enough (to someone) to clearly hear what someone says or does. I very discreetly moved within earshot to hear what the boss was saying about me. I was so angry during our fight that I didn't notice that the kids had moved within earshot of us.
See also: earshot, move, within

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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Furious would have self combusted if he'd been within earshot and it was one of his players.
As soon as Michael was out of earshot, Rachel's mom whispered to her, 'You're going to marry that man!'"
We were out of earshot but in all my 71 years I have never heard such a response.
He added it might confuse those within earshot who hear a ringing phone and believe it is time for prayer.
THE DIKLER would like to be within earshot when those talented sibling jockeys James and Sophie Doyle meet up again after their international travels.
Reporters, photographers and video crews will be kept out of earshot. The whole public exposure may last less than a minute.
Ms M testified that on two occasions Ms N had approached her and, within earshot of several people, including mutual friends, had made derogatory remarks about her HIV status.
2 : earshot <I yelled, but he was out of hearing.>
One hot day at a public rehearsal, with many summer residents in earshot, the conductor overdid to the point of snapping his baton.
She ran 100 yards and expired within earshot of my brother who was with me.
Danielle Lloyd also weighed in, out of the actress's earshot, saying: "I think she should f*** off home."
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