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shouting distance

Origin of shouting distance
First recorded in 1950-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Among the first to hail him at shouting distance was Telson.

    The Willoughby Captains Talbot Baines Reed
  • Our paths have led apart and we have not been even at shouting distance across the fields.

    Chimney-Pot Papers Charles S. Brooks
  • Even then Amy could only get within shouting distance, but shouting distance sufficed.

    Left Tackle Thayer Ralph Henry Barbour
  • At shouting distance—a hundred yards range—point-blank under the submarine's gun—there could be no question of defence or escape.

    Merchantmen-at-Arms David W. Bone

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