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See definition of be all ears on Dictionary.com
  • as ininvestigate
  • as inlisten
  • as inpry
  • as inhearken
  • as ineavesdrop
  • as inhear

synonyms for be all ears

  • consider
  • examine
  • explore
  • inspect
  • interrogate
  • probe
  • question
  • review
  • scrutinize
  • search
  • study
  • bug
  • case
  • delve
  • dig
  • eyeball
  • frisk
  • inquire
  • muckrake
  • poke
  • prospect
  • pry
  • read
  • reconnoiter
  • research
  • scout
  • sift
  • spy
  • tap
  • wiretap
  • check out
  • check over
  • check up
  • feel out
  • give the once over
  • go into
  • inquisite
  • listen in
  • look into
  • look over
  • look-see
  • make inquiry
  • nose around
  • put to the test
  • run down
  • stake out
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antonyms for be all ears

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  • answer
  • forget
  • ignore
  • neglect
  • reply
  • leave alone
  • overlook
  • talk
  • speak
  • forget
  • neglect
  • turn away
  • miss
  • disregard
  • disobey
  • dispute
  • reject
  • refuse
  • deny
  • ignore
  • keep
  • hold
  • miss
  • lose
  • fail
  • neglect
  • abstain
  • soothe
  • calm
  • misunderstand
  • disregard
  • ignore
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How to use be all ears in a sentence

Drowned every few seconds by our tremendous salvoes, this more nervous noise crept back insistently into our ears in the interval.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
"Buy something for your wife that-is-to-be," he said to his grand-nephew, as he handed him the folded paper.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Monsieur,” growls the baron, “stone walls have ears, you say if only they had tongues; what tales these could tell!
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
He had discovered that the all-glorious boast of Spain was not exempt from the infirmities of common men.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
The noise of the hammer is always in his ears, and his eye is upon the pattern of the vessel he maketh.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
Naturally the conversation fell on the all-absorbing topic of the day and the object of his mission.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
Vague murmurs of doubt and surprise reached the ears of two of the British magistrates.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
The Arab pricked his ears, swished his long and arched tail viciously, and showed the whites of his eyes.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
The temptation to pour his financial troubles into the sympathetic ears of these two dear women he resisted.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
Let them that sail on the sea, tell the dangers thereof: and when we hear with our ears, we shall admire.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO BE ALL EARS

  • be all ears
  • bend an ear
  • bug
  • ears into
  • listen in
  • monitor
  • overhear
  • pry
  • snoop
  • spy
  • tap
  • tune in on
  • wire
  • wiretap
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.