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hearsay
used in The War of the Worlds

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Definition
heard through another rather than directly
  • These were chiefly people from the northern suburbs, whose knowledge of the Black Smoke came by hearsay.
    1.17 — Book 1 Chapter 17 — The "Thunder Child" (26% in)
  • Afterwards he found that the vague feeling of alarm had spread to the clients of the underground railway, and that the Sunday excursionists began to return from all over the South-Western "lung"—Barnes, Wimbledon, Richmond Park, Kew, and so forth—at unnaturally early hours; but not a soul had anything more than vague hearsay to tell of.
    1.14 — Book 1 Chapter 14 — In London (35% in)

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