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hear say (or tell) of (or that)

Definition of hear say or tell of or that in English:

Be informed of or that: I heard tell that he went out west
More example sentences
  • Furthermore, I've heard tell that, like racehorses, modern blocks of flats all have one great-great grandaddy.
  • There were towers and pillars and Elizabeth had heard tell that there were hundreds of rooms, even though the glorious abode accommodated only one occupant.
  • I've heard tell that in Poland there's been a tradition that young boys take sweets to school for girls, and men take flowers for women at work.
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