“EAVESDROP, v.i. Secretly to overhear a catalogue of the crimes and vices of another or yourself.
A lady with one of her ears applied To an open keyhole heard, inside, Two female gossips in converse free -- The subject engaging them was she.
"I think," said one, "and my husband thinks That she's a prying, inquisitive minx!" As soon as no more of it she could hear The lady, indignant, removed her ear.
"I will not stay," she said, with a pout,
"To hear my character lied about!" --Gopete Sherany”
“[Many of the victims catalogued the lasting effects of the bombings, pointing out shrapnel wounds and severed fingers, speaking of constant pain and sleeping pills, hearing loss, seizures and nightmares.] Look at my face, my hand, my limp, the damage that is visible, ... Now, consider the emotional damage. May my face, my injuries and my statement be what you see and hear every night.”