Origin of hearsay
Examples from the Web for hearsays
Hearsays cannot hide it from him; he is blind, homeless, miserable, following hearsays; it glares in upon him.Heroes and Hero Worship|Thomas Carlyle
Obscure busy men frequent the back stairs; with hearsays, wind projects, un fruitful fanfaronades.The French Revolution|Thomas Carlyle
This is satisfactory, for one grain of fact is more precious than a bushel of guesses and hearsays.Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician|Frederick Niecks
The Malmesbury Diaries at this point consist chiefly of hearsays, which can readily be refuted.William Pitt and the Great War|John Holland Rose
There is no communion possible among men who believe only in hearsays.
British Dictionary definitions for hearsays
Culture definitions for hearsays
Information heard by one person about another. Hearsay is generally inadmissible as evidence in a court of law because it is based on the reports of others rather than on the personal knowledge of a witness.