1 He went as near as he dared trying to overhear words.
2 The two unnoticed foot soldiers made a little show of going on, but they lingered near in the desire to overhear the conversation.
3 Cassy placed her ear at the knot-hole; and, as the morning air blew directly towards the house, she could overhear a good deal of the conversation.
4 The fact that the party halted awhile by the entrance steps made it possible to overhear a portion of their conversation from within.
5 Sonya wore a company smile but was evidently tormented by jealousy; now she turned pale, now blushed and strained every nerve to overhear what Nicholas and Julie were saying to one another.
6 I waited patiently, not to overhear what they said, but because I could do nothing else; besides, the same thing had occurred often before.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In Chapter 44. The Vendetta.
7 I happened to overhear the gentleman himself mentioning to the young lady who does the honours of the house the names of his cousin Miss de Bourgh, and of her mother Lady Catherine.
8 She rented a small cottage, and Mr. Wopsle had the room up stairs, where we students used to overhear him reading aloud in a most dignified and terrific manner, and occasionally bumping on the ceiling.
9 Tom Gradgrind, Mrs. Sparsit latterly found herself, by accident, in a situation to overhear a conversation out of doors between your daughter and your precious gentleman-friend, Mr. James Harthouse.
10 One day, while at work in the coal-mine, I happened to overhear two miners talking about a great school for coloured people somewhere in Virginia.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. WashingtonContext Highlight In Chapter III.
11 Meg stopped there, remembering all of a sudden that she hadn't made up her mind, that she had told 'her John' to go away, and that he might be overhearing her inconsistent remarks.
12 One may imagine her suffering on overhearing fragments of this sort of conversation.
13 After overhearing this dialogue, I should assuredly have got down and been left in the solitude and darkness of the highway, but for feeling certain that the man had no suspicion of my identity.
14 As he walked over the soft rug towards the door, he could not help overhearing a conversation he did not want to hear.
15 Legree could not help overhearing this whispering; and it was all the more exciting to him, from the pains that were taken to conceal it from him.