unhearing


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Adj.1.unhearing - totally deafunhearing - totally deaf; unable to hear anything
deaf - lacking or deprived of the sense of hearing wholly or in part
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Why continue the story of that ship, that story before which, with its fresh-water pump like a spring of death, its man with the weapon, the sea ruled by iron necessity, its spectral band swayed by terror and hope, its mute and unhearing heaven?
And now," the unhearing Dinah went on, "the game's collapsed.
I am sure the prelude to the referendum will be a total shambles, similar to last year's vote in Scotland, where two unhearing sides shout the odds, spouting 'facts' and figures at each other with no sensible responses.
If in Kogawa's novel, Aunt Emily's words seem to fall mostly on disapproving and/or unhearing ears--she is reproved by both Uncle and Obasan for being too loud, too outspoken, "not very Japanese-like", by Naomi herself for stirring up painful memories, for not letting "the dead bury the dead," while her appeals and letters repeatedly go unanswered--the real-life Nisei were generally determined to harness their talents and cultural heritage in order to become better Canadians and enrich Canada with their presence.
Frustration creeps in the "ignored" know their place, We are the unhearing members of the black and white race.
she seemed to have been changed into a breathless, an unhearing, and unseeing figure, without knowledge of fear or hope, of anger or despair" (189).
Instead of actual descriptions of guns that would allow readers to construct a picture of a gun, Hemingway gives us only their sounds: "Macomber, as he fired, unhearing his shot in the roaring of Wilson's gun" (Delbanco/Cheuse edn.
But Lupe sat unseeing and unhearing in her white organdy dress, stiff and still as a mannequin, staring forward sightlessly.
It is sad but perhaps not surprising that the United States often comes across as a bully or at best an overbearing, rich, but unhearing friend.
He personifies triumphant unhearing for he became a region's most brilliant Trickster who, affectionately and in defiance of convention, everyone laughingly called 'Deafy' to his face.
Okay in some shops the guys can get a bit vocally aggressive, but that's almost always directed at the unhearing jockeys on the TV screens.
We watched, unhearing, as Dennis gave that kid the chewing-out of his life right there on the side of the highway.