news leak

  1. unauthorized (especially deliberate) disclosure of confidential information
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How To Use news leak In A Sentence

  • When news leaked out of a gathering last week, Downing Street said it should have ‘remained private’.
  • However, the painting was suddenly deemed to be of crucial national interest when the news leaked out that the Botticelli was to be sold to a Texan art gallery.
  • In February it emerged the pair had been in talks to combine their businesses but the discussions failed after the news leaked out too early.
  • At around the same time news leaked that the leader of the rebels had desperately tried to sue for peace just before the war began.
  • The news leaked out to save it from the scrap heap in the early 1930s.
  • The news leaked out despite his secrecy
  • No sooner had the news leaked out than my telephone started ringing.
  • In early 1998, news leaked out that a new Presidential Decision Directive had been issued.
  • The news leak could make a deal difficult. Times, Sunday Times
  • The French mismanaged the affair, the news leaked out, Bismarck was interpellated by the new North German Reichstag, and the king of the Netherlands drew back from the arrangements he had made. 1867, April
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