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  • v. To hear about; to learn of, especially with respect to facts intended to have been kept confidential or secret.


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  • The first buyer to get wind of an opening in the market was Armand Hammer, later chairman of Occidental Petroleum, who had links through his father with the Soviets.

    The Dragon’s Trail

  • At this time the Gauls are quiet, my father having put down a revolt among the Aquitani last year, but I quail to think what might yet happen if the Gauls get wind of my command and inexperience.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • He was scared the media would get wind of it, blow it out of proportion, he’d wind up the cover story of The National Enquirer.


  • McKibben, disliking to report my disobedience, undertook persuasion, and brought Colonel Thom to see me to aid in his negotiations, but I would not give in, so McKibben in the kindness of his heart rode several miles in order to procure the beef himself, and thus save me from the dire results which be thought would follow should Halleck get wind of such downright insubordination.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories

  • Oh, they’re sure to get wind of that photograph,” he went on, answering Giles’s unspoken question.

    Mystery Mile


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