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  • adj. totally deaf; not able to hear anything at all

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  • adj. totally deaf; unable to hear anything


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  • He was unhearing, beginning to dig his claws into the dirt around him.

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  • Standing, running to the sink, wetting the cloth, returning, sitting, applying the compress, speaking into his unhearing ear.


  • And right as she says this, Rowan is walking downstairs, unheard but not unhearing.

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  • Every eye in the room now fell on her mother, lying motionless on her mattress, apparently asleep and unhearing.

    Raven Speak

  • Mamie wandered in and out of the room and appeared to be whispering something into his unhearing ears.

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  • Before and especially at the partition time, when there seemed to be a lot of exhorting, the Kerry folks just sort of sat together, unsmiling, unhearing, close-faced and unengaged compared to the supporters of other candidates.

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  • The girl swept down over him like a mother-bird spreading wings for the protection of its young, stroked his swollen cheeks, whispered anything into his unhearing ear.

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  • But as we are taught, idols have a nose but cannot breathe, have ears but cannot listen, have hands but cannot touch ­ and those who make them become like them: untouched, unhearing.

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  • On election day we voted then our only involvement until next election cycle was to sit behind a TV set and complain to the unhearing newscasters when things went wrong.

    We have a new opportunity to be involved

  • Probably just the elevated level of agression in that post made your side feel a bit more unhearing or deaf-to-our-objectinos than it really was.

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