The first means of recognition is the sense of hearing
; which with us is far more highly developed than with you, and which enables us not only to distinguish by the voice our personal friends, but even to discriminate between different classes, at least so far as concerns the three lowest orders, the Equilateral, the Square, and the Pentagon -- for of the Isosceles I take no account.
or did Thomas's shoes creak, and was her sense of hearing
Hemmed in here by the massive thickness of walls and arches, the storm within the fortress and without was only audible to them in a dull, subdued way, as if the noise out of which they had come had almost destroyed their sense of hearing
She remembered that his sense of hearing
was nearly all he had-- though it did not occur to her that he might have more of it than other children.
There must be no halting; every one must be at his or her post; and woe betides them who hear not this morning summons to the field; for if they are not awakened by the sense of hearing
, they are by the sense of feeling: no age nor sex finds any favor.
Having come to the apartment in which the three Mahars slept I entered silently on tiptoe, forgetting that the creatures were without the sense of hearing
. With a quick thrust through the heart I disposed of the first but my second thrust was not so fortunate, so that before I could kill the next of my victims it had hurled itself against the third, who sprang quickly up, facing me with wide-distended jaws.
Miss Miggs's sense of hearing
, however, having as sharp an edge as her temper, and being of the same snappish and suspicious kind, very soon informed her that the footsteps passed her door, and appeared to have some object quite separate and disconnected from herself.
He listened again, and his sense of hearing
again checked the water coming over the Weir, with its usual sound on a cold starlight night.
All this passed in such low tones that we seemed to make out the words more by watching each other's lips than through our sense of hearing
. Man is a strange animal.
But even to his acute sense of hearing
the sound was too elusive.
As to street noises, the rumbling of wheels in the lane merely rushed in at the gateway in going past, and rushed out again: making the listening Mistress Affery feel as if she were deaf, and recovered the sense of hearing
by instantaneous flashes.
We were obliged to take notice of that with our sense of sight, even while, with our sense of hearing
, we followed the poor child who had tumbled downstairs: I think into the back kitchen, where somebody seemed to stifle him.