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Hearing

Hearing (or audition) is the ability to perceive sound by detecting vibrations through an organ such as the ear. It is one of the traditional five senses. The inability to hear is called deafness. In humans and other vertebrates, hearing is performed primarily by the auditory system: vibrations are detected by the ear and transduced into nerve impulses that are perceived by the brain (primarily in the temporal lobe).

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  • He ne'er presumed to make an error clearer;—
    In short, there never was a better hearer.
  • The best speeches are those that hurt your mind, not your ear.
    • Fausto Cercignani in: Brian Morris, Simply Transcribed. Quotations from Fausto Cercignani, 2014, p. 25.
  • Little pitchers have wide ears.
  • Who is so deaf as he that will not hear?
  • Where more is meant than meets the ear.
  • I was all ear,
    And took in strains that might create a soul
    Under the ribs of death.

Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical QuotationsEdit

Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 357.
  • One eare it heard, at the other out it went.
  • Within a bony labyrinthean cave,
    Reached by the pulse of the aërial wave,
    This sibyl, sweet, and Mystic Sense is found,
    Muse, that presides o'er all the Powers of Sound.
  • None so deaf as those that will not hear.
  • Went in at the one eare and out at the other.
  • Hear ye not the hum
    Of mighty workings?
  • Where did you get that pearly ear?
    God spoke and it came out to hear.
  • He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
    • Mark, IV. 9.
  • They never would hear,
    But turn the deaf ear,
    As a matter they had no concern in.
  • Strike, but hear me.
    • Themistocles, Rollin's Ancient History, Book VI, Chapter II, Section VIII.

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