To becomeaware of (a subject, person) through second-hand knowledge, or not through personal experience.
I first heard of the Electra complex when I was studying psychology.
Sorry buddy, I've never heard of you.
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I would have paid for that, but you wouldn't hear of it.
He considered taking Vinnie to jail for safekeeping, but the petrified man wouldn't hear of it.
I was pained to hear of Rissa's death.
Fortunately he went to no perilous lengths; the worst we hear of is a passion for gaming.
Through Chanut, with whom she was on terms of familiarity, she came to hear of Descartes, and a correspondence which the latter nominally carried on with the ambassador was in reality intended for the eyes of the queen.