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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"Light of my heart, protector of the drunken, mountain of might, give ear!" said Deesa, standing in front of him.
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.
'Hear, Oh heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the Lord has spoken; l have nourished and brought up children and they have rebelled against me.
Exodus 15:26 says, "If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these disease upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians for I am the Lord that healeth thee."
"Give ear to everyone as you might absorb some useful lessons along the way," says Fernandez.
'I don't give ear to what people say about me, I have faith in my ability and that's the key.