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hearsay
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Don Quixote
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  • All this I know well myself, more by experience than by hearsay, and some day, senora, I will enlighten you on the subject, for I am of your flesh and blood too.
  • "Don’t mind that, senor," said Sancho; "I must tell you that my seeing her and the answer I brought you back were by hearsay too, for I can no more tell who the lady Dulcinea is than I can hit the sky."
  • Look here, heretic, have I not told thee a thousand times that I have never once in my life seen the peerless Dulcinea or crossed the threshold of her palace, and that I am enamoured solely by hearsay and by the great reputation she bears for beauty and discretion?

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  • Hearsay evidence is generally not permitted in the United States. It generally is permitted in England for civil cases.
  • Your tools have elevated gossip, hearsay and conjecture to the level of valid, mainstream communication.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle

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