not hear of

idiom

: to not allow (something)
We tried to pay him for his help, but he wouldn't hear of it.

Examples of not hear of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For one thing, Gov. Gavin Newsom will not hear of it. Thomas Elias, The Mercury News, 5 Apr. 2024 Many middle-class Egyptian parents will not hear of their children marrying someone without a degree. Vivian Yee, New York Times, 6 Aug. 2023 Hardly a day passes when Miss Manners does not hear of yet another party idea that involves presents. Miss Manners | Judith Martin, Anchorage Daily News, 25 Jan. 2023 Jordan said in an interview with Fox News' Maria Bartiromo on Sunday that the American people did not hear of these discoveries that occurred in early November and December last year until January, and only after a news report came out about the controversy. Rachel Schilke, Washington Examiner, 15 Jan. 2023 But her football teammates would not hear of that talk. The Indianapolis Star, 27 Oct. 2022 His wife would not hear of it. Time, 9 Apr. 2021 The manager offered to give Franco and her husband, Rudy, a new piano, but Rudy would not hear of it. The Salt Lake Tribune, 4 Oct. 2020

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“Not hear of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/not%20hear%20of. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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