within hearing

idiom

variants or within hearing distance
: close enough to be able to hear something
She stayed within hearing of her mother's voice.
They were not within hearing distance of each other and had to communicate using hand signals.

Examples of within hearing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The current range is within hearing distance of expensive homes in both Simsbury and Avon, as well as new apartments constructed across the river in the Weatogue section of Simsbury. Christopher Keating, Hartford Courant, 5 June 2024 As visitors toured the site on a recent spring day, some complained within hearing distance of guards. Rick Noack, Anchorage Daily News, 15 June 2023 But many summers ago, the culprit was One-Armed Murphy, who woke everyone within hearing distance of his banging on a big, bass drum. Ron Grossman, Chicago Tribune, 10 July 2022 During this stop Professor Henry in his modest, almost bashful way, answered numerous questions relating to electric and other motors, giving those who were as fortunate as to be within hearing some interesting and valuable information. San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Nov. 2021 The current range is within hearing distance of expensive homes in both Simsbury and Avon. Christopher Keating, courant.com, 16 Apr. 2021 Valerie, who teaches nursing at Pasadena City College, sometimes was online teaching while her husband, an attorney, was online in court and the boys were in classes, all within hearing distance of one another. Los Angeles Times, 10 Apr. 2021 Berran shot and the 214-inch whopper crashed within hearing distance. Scott Bestul, Field & Stream, 1 Jan. 2021

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“Within hearing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/within%20hearing. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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