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hearing distance

The distance at which a given sound can be heard.
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The re-appearance of an old flame could put you on the spot if your partner happens to be within hearing distance.
Hamid is remembered for his brave refusal to testify against Abd al-Khalig Mahjoub in the military tribunals set up by the revenge-thirsty Nimeiry following the defeat of the 1971 coup as bullets burst through the bodies of the accused officers within hearing distance. Suad spent money on the causes she believed in, a lot of it.
Their friends, filling the first few pews, had been joined by catering staff, church staff, their wedding planner and her assistant, and just about everyone else within hearing distance, including the groundskeeper.
Those aged four and over should be within hearing distance, and out of sight for no longer than a minute, she said.
Thinking he was out of hearing distance, I started going on and on about how hot he was.
The owner invariably knew it was a false alarm, as did everyone else within hearing distance.
That's not too hard to accept considering armed enemy soldiers weren't often encountered alone, and also the noise a .45 ACP makes is apt to bring running all other enemy soldiers in hearing distance. There was one other thing for the shooter to consider.
(Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes famously wrote in 1919 that you cannot falsely shout "Fire!" in a crowded theater.) Stadiums, for example, can eject fans on the basis that children come to sporting events and they, like anyone else within hearing distance, must be protected from offensive speech.
After initiating calls, apps can also be used to listen to conversations within hearing distance of a mobile device.
It can work anywhere and at any time, so long as the fish are shallow enough, or suspended high enough in the water column, to be within hearing distance of the boisterous entry.
And there are no maternity wards within hearing distance, which means this generation of young Cockneys could be the last.
Court chairman Emrys Williams told the defendant: "This offence was racially aggravated, in a public place with lots of children within hearing distance, and you were highly intoxicated with complete disregard to who you were insulting."