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"I wish you to auscultate me," he said, addressing the doctor who entered the room.

The thinker of to-day has a great duty—to auscultate civilization.

Nevertheless, they gave advice, got on the moral hobby again, and had the assurance to auscultate.

WORD ORIGIN

"to listen" (especially with a stethoscope), 1832, from Latin auscultatus, past participle of auscultare "to listen attentively to," from aus-, from auris "ear" (see ear (n.1)); "the rest is doubtful" [OED]. Tucker suggests the second element is akin to clinere "to lean, bend."

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