hearing

[ heer-ing ]SEE DEFINITION OF hearing

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HEARING

We have not had an opportunity of hearing of Mr. Barlee, or what he has done since he was in Adelaide.

He was fond of hearing Grace's enthusiastic views of things.

As soon as they had gone out of my hearing I emerged from the brier thicket.

The wind was blowing the other way, and that might be the cause of his hearing no reply.

But, before he was out of hearing, one of the maidens called after him.

Hearing the friendly voices, he emerged uninjured from his retreat.

Hubertine, hearing nothing more, not even a sigh, did not like to call again.

This repetition was in a loud voice, so that any juryman dull of hearing might catch it.

Pasta, on hearing her sing, encouraged her, and recommended a teacher.

She but feebly blamed me, when she spoke, for not hearing what Mr. Solmes had to say.

WORD ORIGIN

"perception by ear," early 13c., from present participle of hear. Meaning "a listening to evidence in a court of law" is from 1570s.

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