Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not entirely deaf: noting specifically a deaf-mute in whom the power of hearing is not entirely absent.

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  • adjective Very hard of hearing: nearly deaf.

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Examples

  • Alberich already had a persona established here, that of an elderly, semideaf gentleman with a substantial fortuneelderly, because that way he would not be looked on askance for not making use of the opulent rooms up the parlor stair and the ladies who inhabited those rooms, as jewels graced a setting.

    Exile's Valor

  • Alberich already had a persona established here, that of an elderly, semideaf gentleman with a substantial fortuneelderly, because that way he would not be looked on askance for not making use of the opulent rooms up the parlor stair and the ladies who inhabited those rooms, as jewels graced a setting.

    Exile's Valor

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