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deaf

 (dĕf)
adj. deaf·er, deaf·est
1. Partially or completely lacking in the sense of hearing.
2. often Deaf Of or relating to the Deaf or their culture.
3. Unwilling or refusing to listen; heedless: was deaf to our objections.
n. (used with a pl. verb)
1. Deaf people considered as a group. Used with the.
2. often Deaf The community of deaf people who use American Sign Language as a primary means of communication. Used with the.

[Middle English def, deef, from Old English dēaf.]

deaf′ly adv.
deaf′ness n.
Usage Note: The rise of the Deaf Pride movement in the 1980s introduced a distinction between deaf and Deaf, with the capitalized form used specifically in referring to deaf persons belonging to the community—also known as Deaf culture—that has formed around the use of American Sign Language as the preferred means of communication.
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Shrock does iterate the need to be true to the intentions and deafly marked expressive elements indicated by the composers, which it seems many present-day performances do not follow, thus, causing the loss of much of the wonder and beauty of these works.
Obsessed with money, Angela resents her absent husband's request to help fund his Arctic explorations and turns deafly away from their daughter Gerda's deepening troubles.
The teachers and librarian decided to culminate the invention unit with a maker fair at the local public library on a Saturday morning that let students demonstrate how their invention worked and how it was created and to display their writings that deafly explained their invention and their work process.
16) Although some of the drawings feature a woman who resembles Vanessa--generally, a brunette with brown hair, freckles, and a curvy figure--many are images of women who are deafly not the same as Vanessa, as indicated by their hair color, body types, and certain ethnic/racial features (like skin color).
But deafly the far easier path would have been to restage the show so it could slip smoothly into one of the Rialto's many proscenium theaters.
The opening pages (105-06) are also the first which deafly differentiate the manufacturing from the social division of labour, very appropriate when much of the discussion of the division of labour in this chapter takes place within the confines of a developing factory system.
Ye are doubly dear; / Her children deafly love your whispering charms: / Ah, ye have murmur'd sweet to many an ear / That now lies dormant ill Death's icy arms.
That student who deafly isn't on a path to a four-year degree or even a two-year degree, but could under the right circumstances find training if they knew there was a job opportunity.
Reviewing the history of the press in Iran during the lifespan of the current regime deafly demonstrates that they have had no hesitation in closing news outlets that in democratically governed countries are usually the eyes and ears of the people, and provide checks and balances as far as their governance is concerned.
Field experiments deafly indicate that, with the adoption of high-yielding cultivars and adequate use of mineral fertilisers, yields from a wheat-soybean cropping system could be increased from subsistence levels to economically profitable levels (Ved Prakash and Gupta 2002).
The explanations are so incomplete that much remains unknown by the cliff-hanger ending, so a sequel deafly lies in the future.
The engagement of any individual or group concerned with quickening the end of extreme poverty is deafly both welcome and encouraging.