Listening in a sentence

The word "listening" in a example sentences. Learn the definition of listening and how to use it in a sentence.

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Definition of Listening

  • the act of hearing attentively.
  • the act of hearing attentively

How to use listening in a sentence. Listening pronunciation.

There was, however, on the face of the listening Kaid a curious, cynical smile.
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But, as he stood telling his beads, abstractedly listening to the scandal talked by Achmet and Higli, he was not thinking of his brother, but of the two who had just left the chamber.
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He appeared to be unconscious of David's pain-drawn face, as he sat with hands upon his knees, his head bent forward listening, as though lost to the world.
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After the first exclamation of horror, Hylda had sat rigid, listening as though under a spell.
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In the red- curtained room Harrik sat alone, listening until he heard the far clatter of hoofs, and knew that the Nubians were gone.
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An hour ago Miriam had been listening under Sirona's room; after betraying her to Phoebicius she had followed him at a distance, and had slipped back into the court-yard through the stables; she felt that she must learn what was happening within, and what fate had befallen Hermas and Sirona at the hands of the infuriated Gaul.
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Thoroughly tired, she unpacked her trunks, sat awhile by the open window, listening to a piano in a neighbouring house, and then jumped into bed.
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After listening to her prayer, he determined, the next time she asked him, to accompany her, which he did, and heard a sermon which took his attention and pricked his conscience.
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Putting up her little hands as she lay in bed, she said, "_Dear Jesus, will oo please to cure me, and do please tell papa what to give me_." The father, who was listening, thought several times of "_syrup of ipecac_" but did not connect it immediately with the prayer.
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The Emperor this time did not go down; but listening until he learned that it was her Majesty, continued to write, without interrupting himself to go and meet her.
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In listening, her father seemed to weigh the merits of the case conscientiously with wrinkled brows.
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She felt it impossible to walk on and on under Barmby's protection, listening to his atrocious commonplaces, his enthusiasms of the Young Men's Debating Society.
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Nancy had no wish to exert herself, for the weather was hot; after her morning bathe with Jessica, she found amusement enough in watching the people-most of whom were here simply to look at each other, or in listening to the band, which played selections from Sullivan varied with dance music, or in reading a novel from the book-lender's,- that is to say, gazing idly at the page, and letting such significance as it possessed float upon her thoughts.
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And so, without listening to the answer, she hurried away.
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And he unburdened himself of his complaints against the frivolous charmer, Mrs. Damerel listening with a compassionate smile.
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Their habits are the same, passing their evenings in conversation, reading, or music; stirring the fire and listening to the wind and rain without, as if they were in a forest.
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The unfortunate woman, when the physician was shown into the Count's apartment, leaned against the door listening in agony.
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Intent listening to the enemy's fire made it absolutely certain that their firing never approached nearer our lines.
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It possessed not only the faculty of speech, but of speaking truth; not only the power of judgment, but of judging rightly; not only the habit of listening, but of listening attentively.
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The launch was shoved from the shore and allowed to drift while the boys sat shivering, listening to the wails from the forest.
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Examples of Listening

Example #1
He had heard all, and he knew the sardonic meaning behind Nahoum's words.
Example #2
He said it with such an air of sincerity, with such dissimulation, that, for the moment, David was deceived.
Example #3
He was speculating as to which room they were likely to enter.
Example #4
The girl's face, though not that of one in her teens, had seemed to him a very flower of innocence.
Example #5
A gasping sound came from the chair where Hylda sat; but he took no notice.
Example #6
He was a pleasure-lover, alas!