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There came into his mind the eulogies which he had been accustomed to lavish upon the cannon of '75 without knowing anything about it except by hearsay. Now he had witnessed its effects.
I didn't want to have to rely on hearsay, William, if you can dig that.
If Carrie had not been an only child, we might have at least hearsay reports of dozens of other minor occurrences.
Allegations that such an 'Echelon network' exists are based on hearsay and circumstantial evidence.
Hearsay and hindsight have been the chief witnesses.
Mr President, hearsay can be dangerous.
President Santer told us that the Commission must be judged by its acts and not on hearsay.
Unproven accusations are being fired off on the basis of rumour and hearsay.
Rumour and hearsay are not good enough when it comes to Parliament's seat.
Humble and not imaginative, Justin only knew evil through hearsay.
gossip (usually a mixture of truth and untruth) passed around by word of mouth: rumour, comment, scuttlebutt, gossip, rumor
heard through another rather than directly: indirect