hear of (someone or something)

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hear of (someone or something)

1. To know of someone or something. Last week, I'd never even heard of that actress, and now, I'm seeing her everywhere!
2. To learn of someone or something. Michael has a new girlfriend? Why haven’t I heard of this?
3. To consider something or allow something (to happen). In this usage, the phrase is typically used negatively to emphasize that one will not consider or allow something to happen. A: "I'd like to pay for dinner to thank you for your generosity." B: "I won't hear of it, my boy! You are our guest." My mother wouldn't hear of us going to an out-of-state college.
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hear of someone or something

to learn of the existence of someone or something. Did you ever hear of such a thing? I have heard of Sharon Wallace and I would like to meet her.
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hear of

Be informed about, as in I'd never heard of that jazz singer before, but she was very good. [Late 1500s] Also see not have it (hear of it).
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not ˈhear of something

not allow something to happen: ‘May I pay for the phone call?’ ‘Don’t be silly! I wouldn’t hear of it!’He won’t hear of his daughter becoming a police officer. He thinks it’s much too dangerous.
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hear of

v.
1. To know of the existence of someone or something: Have you ever heard of this basketball player?
2. To receive news about something or someone: This is the first I've heard of your decision. She was last heard of somewhere abroad.
3. To consider, permit, or consent to something. Used only in the negative: I won't hear of your going!
See also: hear, of
References in classic literature ?
I have not heard of any thing to please me so well since Charlotte was brought to bed."
But Anwar told reporters at the Malaysian Student Leaders Summit XII here that he had not heard of the matter and said no one had made such suggestion.
'It is not true that Tambuwal and Saraki are negotiating with the PDP, we have not heard of that.
He specified that he had not heard of any postponement of the regular annual meeting.
Perhaps it's because I'm only 49 that it seems all too easy to turn this article around by a slightly different wording: "Older and more cynical: Aging brain shifts gears to become an emotional cripple." OK, that's too much, but have we not heard of the miserable old man?
On the outskirts of Bristol, England, there is a small soccer stadium called Mangotsfield, a place so remote that most locals have not heard of it.
An Ipsos-Reid CTV poll conducted November 12-22, 2004 of 461 Canadian women aged 18-34 found 73 % had either not heard of Morgentaler or couldn't accurately indicate his professional identity.
A recent survey of 100 UAE patients found that 79 had not heard of this procedure from gynecologists but from other sources.
Brick Development Association had not heard of this or similar brick recycling techniques when contacted by EHP.
Khaled Aref, a senior commander of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's Fatah group in Lebanon, expressed surprise at the claim and said he had not heard of the group before.
Women who had not heard of the female condom had reduced odds of refusing to try it (0.3).
You've probably not heard of Zheleznogorsk: it was so secret the Soviet government denied that it even existed.
I chose not to address this topic in my story for two reasons: because I had not heard of a single instance of a phone virus, and because the hysteria over the Love Bug and FW: Joke viruses didn't need any more stoking from the computer press.
The last were two I had not heard of and are wonderful gems.