The habit of lurking about dwelling houses, and other places where persons meet fro private intercourse, secretly listening to what is said, and then tattling it abroad. The offense is indictable at common law.
There's nothing like eavesdropping to show you that the world outside your head is different from the world inside your head. Thornton Wilder
Any place is good for eavesdropping, if you know how to eavesdrop. Tom Waits
The English press, are so nosy, and the English seem to love that eavesdropping. Michael Hutchence
The war in Iraq, the abuse of detainees, electronic eavesdropping, Guantanamo Bay - these things were all done on our behalf and they may turn out in the end to have created more terrorists. Jess Walter
It's lonely to listen to the pleasure of others, not that I've made a habit of that kind of eavesdropping. There's joy and passion in the next room, in the next bed, but it's not yours. Ben Marcus
eavesdropping in German is lauschend
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