Hear

Hear

, v. i. 1. To have the sense or faculty of perceiving sound. "The hearing ear." Prov. xx. 12.
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2. To use the power of perceiving sound; to perceive or apprehend by the ear; to attend; to listen.
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So spake our mother Eve, and Adam heard,
Well pleased, but answered not.
Milton.
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3. To be informed by oral communication; to be told; to receive information by report or by letter.
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I have heard, sir, of such a man.
Shak.
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I must hear from thee every day in the hour.
Shak.
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To hear ill, to be blamed. [Obs.]

Not only within his own camp, but also now at Rome, he heard ill for his temporizing and slow proceedings.
Holland.

-- To hear well, to be praised. [Obs.]
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Hear, or Hear him, is often used in the imperative, especially in the course of a speech in English assemblies, to call attention to the words of the speaker.
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Hear him, . . . a cry indicative, according to the tone, of admiration, acquiescence, indignation, or derision.
Macaulay.
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