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He listened but heard nothing more.
Mary heard the sound of voices.
Shh – I can’t hear.
No one could hear what she said.
He heard the door slam shut.
She heard the dog barking outside.
Have you heard? Lucy passed her exam.
I heard he’d got a new job.
Did you hear about Jim’s party?
We didn’t hear of his death until many years later.
I’m delighted to hear that you’re coming.
I came home as soon as I heard what happened.
We heard rumours that the school was going to close.
We’ll meet again in two weeks, when I’ll hear your suggestions.
We’re all eager to hear what he has to say.
All members are entitled to be heard on this matter.
He heard the bitterness in her voice.
I’m surprised to hear you say that.
I haven’t heard him offering to help (=he has not offered).
You won’t hear me complain (=I won’t complain).
One visitor was heard to remark something about the entrance fee.
The appeal will be heard by a single judge.
It’s so noisy in many pubs these days, you can hardly hear yourself think.
I want this mess tidied up now – do you hear?
She’s not going to be around much longer, from what I hear.
What about the cost, I hear you say.
If he gets a date with Clare, we’ll never hear the end of it.
I don’t want to hear another word on the subject.
This is the British English definition of hear. View American English definition of hear.
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