Hear in a sentence

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Definition of Hear

  • To perceive by the ear; to apprehend or take cognizance of by the ear; as, to hear sounds; to hear a voice; to hear one call.
  • To give audience or attention to; to listen to; to heed; to accept the doctrines or advice of; to obey; to examine; to try in a judicial court; as, to hear a recitation; to hear a class; the case will be heard to-morrow.
  • To attend, or be present at, as hearer or worshiper; as, to hear a concert; to hear Mass.
  • To give attention to as a teacher or judge.
  • To accede to the demand or wishes of; to listen to and answer favorably; to favor.
  • To have the sense or faculty of perceiving sound.
  • To use the power of perceiving sound; to perceive or apprehend by the ear; to attend; to listen.
  • To be informed by oral communication; to be told; to receive information by report or by letter.
  • get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
  • receive a communication from someone
  • perceive (sound) via the auditory sense
  • listen and pay attention
  • examine or hear (evidence or a case) by judicial process

How to use hear in a sentence. Hear pronunciation.

I could not hear what was said.
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He would give much to hear the conversation between Kaid and the stranger; he was all too conscious of its purport.
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He could hear swiftly retreating footsteps.
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The curious came about him and looked at him, but he did not see or hear.
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I hear of what has come to you-how easily I might have destroyed all!
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When, in the night, I heard Uncle Benn calling, when in the Meeting-house voices said, 'Come away, come away, and labour, thou art idle,' I could hear my heart beat in the ardour to be off.
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I shall breathe the air of intrigue, shall hear footsteps of spies behind me wherever I go; shall know that even the roses in the garden have ears; that the ground under my feet will telegraph my thoughts.
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I may sit in the court-yard and hear the singers, may listen to the tale-tellers by the light of the moon; I may hear the tales of Al-Raschid chanted by one whose tongue never falters, and whose voice is like music; after the manner of the East I may give bread and meat to the poor at sunset; I may call the dancers to the feast.
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So did I become what thou findest me and dost believe me-a tyrant, in whose name a thousand do evil things of which I neither hear nor know.
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As the doors closed behind him, he would hear the voice of the holy man still chanting: "Waladalleen-Ameen-Ameen!
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He could hear the distant roaring now, and his eyes glittered.
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David could hear the distant roar, for the menagerie was even part of the palace itself.
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But I desire such would be perswaded to hear what the late A. B. Tillotson thought of these matters, (and I hope some Deference is due to his Judgment).
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We did not see a human being but ourselves during the time, or hear any sounds but those that were made by the wind and the waves, the sighing of the pines, and now and then the far-off thunder of an avalanche.
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I design no such matter; but you won't hear me out.
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I think Madam, I have said enough to justify both Sexes, in the gratifying of their Amorous Desires, tho' they be married; for 'tis not strange at all to hear that Men and Women have been married, and yet have been uncapable of answering the Ends of Marriage, or satisfying the Delights of _Venus_.
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I should be glad to hear what those Discoveries were, that he made to your Husband; which perhaps may be of use to me in knowing how to prevent the like Disasters.
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Sing their Song by Turns, than to hear an old Man grunting a Bed, and be oblig'd to hang my Nose continually over a Close-Stool or a Chamber-Pot.
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It was dark in the room, and he could not see her face, and yet she kept her eyes shut as if asleep, for every fraction of a minute in which she could still escape seeing him in his fury seemed a reprieve; and yet her heart beat so violently that it seemed to her that he must hear it, when he approached the bed with a soft step that was peculiar to him.
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The image of the lovely Glycera, who had followed him to Alexandria, and whom he had there abandoned, when he had squandered his last piece of money and her last costly jewels in the Greek city, no longer appeared to him alone, but always side by side with his wife Sirona. Glycera had been a melancholy sweetheart, who had wept much, and laughed little after running away from her husband; he fancied he could hear her speaking soft words of reproach, while Sirona defied him with loud threats, and dared to nod and signal to the senator's son Polykarp.
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Examples of Hear

Example #1
At last, a figure came from the door and went quickly down the hillside.
Example #2
Yet there the voices sounded, one sharp and peevish with anger, the other low and rough.
Example #3
As he stood thinking, Kaid returned.
Example #4
They had not gone by the door convenient to passage to Kaid's own apartments.
Example #5
Presently he heard the faint noise of a gate shutting.
Example #6
Softly turning the handle of the big wooden doors which faced him, he opened them an inch or so, and listened.