- hearsay (n.)
- "information communicated by another, gossip," mid-15c., from phrase to hear say (Middle English heren seien, Old English herdon secgan). The notion is "hear (some people) say;" from hear (v.) + say (v.). As an adjective from 1570s. Hearsay evidence (1670s) is that which the witness gives not from his own perception but what was told to him. Compare similar formation in Dutch hooren zeggen, German hörensagen.
- 1. Rumour, myth and hearsay obscure the truth after months of bloodshed.
- 2. We can't make a decision based on hearsay and guesswork.
- 3. You are only supposing this on hearsay, you have no proof.
- 你只是根据传闻想像而已, 并没有证据.
- 4. They started to piece the story together from hearsay.
- 5. Hearsay definitely can't be regarded as accurate information.
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