out of earshot


: too far away to hear
We waited until he was out of earshot before speaking again.

Examples of out of earshot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Protesters are planning events near postcard backdrops in the historic heart of the Italian capital to draw attention to their causes despite being kilometers out of earshot of the G-20 leaders. Frances D'emilio, The Christian Science Monitor, 29 Oct. 2021 Jackie said, whispering to Mark, once the mother was out of earshot. Eli Saslow, Washington Post, 8 June 2013 Joey and Dom are about to really get into it when a kindly basketball coach separates them, but the moment the coach is out of earshot, Dom bursts into the locker room, ready to call Joey out. Lydia Wang, refinery29.com, 19 Oct. 2020 Once out of earshot, though, the doctor lamented that those discharged rarely remain away for long. Washington Post, 2 May 2022 Further, the state argued that the trial judge didn’t violate Gable’s due process because Crouse, out of earshot of the jury, had waived any right against self-incrimination and was available to testify. oregonlive, 25 Apr. 2023 Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Jackson then walked down the front steps of the courthouse, chatting out of earshot as photographers captured the scene. Adam Liptak, New York Times, 30 Sep. 2022 Bird and Buckner were safely out of earshot and everything was cool. BostonGlobe.com, 9 Nov. 2021 Their bond, forged under the warmly caressing light of that gay bar and often accompanied by Jay Wadley’s lovely score, is later consummated in secret on the grounds of Gerardo’s family home, barely out of earshot of his gruffly authoritorian father (Pascacio López). Los Angeles Times, 24 June 2021

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“Out of earshot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/out%20of%20earshot. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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