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- n. One who hears; a devout listener.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who hears; an auditor.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who hears; one who listens to what is orally delivered by another; an auditor; one of an audience.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who listens attentively
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Either the hearer is appalled at the idea (and voices some of the remarks about land-grabbing, crime, etc., etc.) or the hearer is really excited with us about it.
The hearer is responding from his point of view (location).
The mental upheaval or commotion (saŋvega) produced in the hearer is occasioned, not so much by a 'sense of sin,' as by the flash of insight into universal impermanence in all things human and divine, and by the prospect of being reborn, world without end, in the infinite chain of life, ever renewing itself in the resultants of its own acts.
The effect of words upon the hearer is a mnemic phenomena, since it depends upon the past experience which gave him understanding of the words.
These characteristics may each be considered separately, that is, the hearer may voluntarily pay close attention to any special aspect of the vocal tone.
The discourse finished with a peroration full of high sounding words in honour of shrew-mice, among whom his hearer was the most illustrious and best beneath the sun; and this oration considerably bewildered the keeper of the granary.
But, moreover, you shall tell them, that if they suffer themselves to be surprised by them, they are to expect the worst that can happen to them; and by this you shall gain their attention; for a man never fails of attentive audience, when the interest of the hearer is the subject of the discourse.
In every large room the great average distance of the speaker from the hearer is a cause of difficulty of hearing and speaking which cannot be removed; but the effect of this cause bears no proportion to that indistinctness which arises from the innumer - able echoes that are reverberated from the walls and arched ceiling of such a room as the Hall of Representatives.
There is not a page of Scripture that, directly or indirectly, does not call the hearer to consider his eternal standing before an eternal God.
a University Sermon ought to be just so far as it is distinct from other sermons; for, if all preaching is directed towards a hearer, such as is the hearer will be the preaching, and, as a University auditory differs from other auditories, so will a sermon addressed to it differ from other sermons.