Eavesdropping (See also Curiosity, Voyeurism.) Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Eavesdropping (See also Curiosity, Voyeurism.)


  1. Andret eavesdrops through keyhole on Tristan and Isolde’s conversation. [Arthurian Legend: Walsh Classical, 22]
  2. Polonius lurking behind arras, he is killed accidentally by Hamlet. [Br. Lit.: Hamlet]
  3. Pry, Paul inquisitive, meddlesome character who “eavesdrops on everyone.” [Br. Drama: Paul Pry, Payton, 514]
  4. Rumpelstiltskin his name overheard by queen’s messenger, allowing spell to be broken. [Ger. Fairy Tale: Grimm, 19]