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When we were mounted Mac leaned over and muttered an admonitory word for Piegan's ear alone.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
All along the highways and by-paths of our literature we encounter much that pertains to this "queen of plants."
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
What the ear hears is the fundamental pitch only; the overtones harmonize with the primary or fundamental tone, and enrich it.
EXPRESSIVE VOICE CULTUREJESSIE ELDRIDGE SOUTHWICK
John was baptizing at a large pool called Ænon-by-Saleim,—probably allegorical, meaning “Fountain of Repose.”
SOLOMON AND SOLOMONIC LITERATUREMONCURE DANIEL CONWAY
The worst loss is that of Winston's ear; high principles won't obtain high explosives.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
He looked up, half shutting his one funny eye, and cocking one ear up, and letting the other droop down.
SQUINTY THE COMICAL PIGRICHARD BARNUM
The sewing-machine made a resounding clatter in the room; it was of a ponderous, by-gone make.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
Motionless she stood, straining eye and ear; she could hear nothing, but the gestures told much.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
The rhythm of a simple tune plays favourably on a child's ear, enhancing life according to this great law.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
His ear, his brain, his muscles take on a new joyous activity, and the tide of life rises higher.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
JULY 31, 2021
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admonition

WORDS RELATED TO BY EAR

  • ad-lib
  • by ear
  • extemporaneously
  • impromptu
  • improv
  • improvised
  • makeshift
  • off the hip
  • off the top of one's head
  • offhand
  • spur of the moment
  • unrehearsed
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