give ear

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Verb1.give ear - give heed (to)give ear - give heed (to); "The children in the audience attended the recital quietly"; "She hung on his every word"; "They attended to everything he said"
listen - hear with intention; "Listen to the sound of this cello"
fixate - pay attention to exclusively and obsessively; "The media are fixating on Princess Diana's death"
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Nor was I deceived, for soon I heard the very distant and low tones of a human voice, which, as I continued to give ear, grew steadily louder and nearer.
1-4) Goddess-nurse of the young (5), give ear to my prayer, and grant that this woman may reject the love-embraces of youth and dote on grey-haired old men whose powers are dulled, but whose hearts still desire.
Ulysses would not give ear, but sped onward to the ships of the Achaeans, and the son of Tydeus flinging himself alone into the thick of the fight took his stand before the horses of the son of Neleus.
But, to be sure, Lucy would not give ear to such kind of talking; so she told him directly(with a great deal about sweet and love, you know, and all that--Oh, la
Only the infidel sharks in the audacious seas may give ear to such words, when, with tornado brow, and eyes of red murder, and foam-glued lips, Ahab leaped after his prey.
Utterson, sir, asking to see you," he called; and even as he did so, once more violently signed to the lawyer to give ear.
Calm yourself, sir knight," said Don Quixote, "and give ear to what I am about to say to you.
Do you offer an antibiotic treatment option that you give during ear tube surgery so I don't have to give ear drops at home?
Q uran is recited whenever, Give ear to it and pay heed, that you may obtain Mercy.
Give ear to a family member,s advice before planning an outside trip.
Obedire and oboedire from Latin mean to serve, to pay attention to, to give ear.