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listening Sentence Examples

  • Pierre walked up and down the drawing room, not listening to what Petya was saying.

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  • Is he listening to your phone call?

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  • Have you been listening to the weather?

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  • And he was listening - thinking.

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  • Prince Andrew stood leaning on the railing of the raft listening to Pierre, and he gazed with his eyes fixed on the red reflection of the sun gleaming on the blue waters.

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  • She held her breath, listening as he prepped his weapon.

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  • Dean guessed no male juror would even bother listening to the testimony before giving her anything her little heart desired.

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  • He enjoyed listening, though music did not feed his soul as it did the other three.

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  • Is she listening to this?

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  • "I'm listening," Gabe said.

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  • Effie Quincy rushed in the door while Dean was drumming his fingers, listening to waltz music on hold.

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  • The prisoner squatted below a window and appeared to be listening for signs of pursuit.

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  • Chubby little Dokhturov was listening attentively with eyebrows raised and arms folded on his stomach.

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  • Thanks, I really appreciate you listening to my tale.

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  • I lay there, listening, but heard nothing.

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  • She rested her head on his chest, listening to his strong heartbeat.

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  • After listening to her this morning, I'm beginning to wonder if we're getting the whole story about Jerome Shipton.

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  • Here in Dr. Bell's laboratory, or in the fields on the shore of the great Bras d'Or, I have spent many delightful hours listening to what he had to tell me about his experiments, and helping him fly kites by means of which he expects to discover the laws that shall govern the future air-ship.

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  • Both were talking and listening too eagerly and too naturally, which was why Anna Pavlovna disapproved.

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  • Even the sermon by the personable priest had an appropriate message of listening before pronouncing judgment.

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  • Even the sermon by the personable priest had an appropriate message of listening before pronouncing judgment.

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  • After listening to the night for a while she fell asleep again.

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  • "Only once in my life to get an old wolf, I want only that!" thought he, straining eyes and ears and looking to the left and then to the right and listening to the slightest variation of note in the cries of the dogs.

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  • "You were listening," she said.

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  • Then again, maybe she was simply weary of listening to it.

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  • A half hour later she was leaning over him, listening to him breath.

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  • He leaned his forehead against hers, listening to her breathe.

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  • The last item on Dean's list of pleasurable activities was punching one if you want this and two if you want that buttons, then sitting on hold while listening to elevator music from some bureaucratic office.

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  • Most of the guests seemed content in the parlor, listening to Pumpkin Green ramble away about his upcoming Fourth of July water fight.

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  • After listening to her story, Carmen gave her the latest information on Alex's recovery.

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  • It was, in fact, solely to meet Prince Vasili that she had obtained an invitation to Anna Pavlovna's reception and had sat listening to the vicomte's story.

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  • He was silent for a few moments and she thought he was listening to the radio.

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  • "I'm listening," she said, frowning.

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  • He thought about how it would feel to sit holding her on the lawn, listening to the Boston Pops.

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  • She concentrated as hard as she could, listening for his body to speak to her.

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  • Maybe I've got it all wrong, and he wasn't listening at all—just staring at my boobs, and pretending to listen—but to me, it was what I was looking for.

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  • Obviously he had been listening and thinking about what she said.

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  • The bewildered climbers looked longingly at their friends and especially Penny, but were trapped into listening to the galactic adventures of some creatures called "womps."

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  • Obviously he had been listening and thinking about what she said.

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  • "But do you know, my dear, that was a capital joke," said the count; and seeing that the elder visitor was not listening, he turned to the young ladies.

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  • Rostov rode up to Bagration, reported to him, and then joined the adjutants listening to what the generals were saying.

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  • She pulled the lawn chair into the shade under a tree and stretched out, closing her eyes and simply listening to the birds.

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  • Then she got up and stood very still, as if listening with her feet for Mildred's "thump, thump."

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  • An elderly dame, too, dwells in my neighborhood, invisible to most persons, in whose odorous herb garden I love to stroll sometimes, gathering simples and listening to her fables; for she has a genius of unequalled fertility, and her memory runs back farther than mythology, and she can tell me the original of every fable, and on what fact every one is founded, for the incidents occurred when she was young.

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  • "Keep poking and listening," Weller said as he turned toward the street.

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  • He wandered back to his office, listening to only silence as he passed Ryland's door.

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  • He knew Sarah would be listening in somewhere, and when he entered the drawing room, he had proof.

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  • There she paused and stood listening to the conversation in the drawing room, waiting for Boris to come out.

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  • "The limits of human life... are fixed and may not be o'erpassed," said an old priest to a lady who had taken a seat beside him and was listening naively to his words.

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  • Listening to Bilibin he was already imagining how on reaching the army he would give an opinion at the war council which would be the only one that could save the army, and how he alone would be entrusted with the executing of the plan.

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  • When he entered, Prince Andrew, his eyes drooping contemptuously (with that peculiar expression of polite weariness which plainly says, "If it were not my duty I would not talk to you for a moment"), was listening to an old Russian general with decorations, who stood very erect, almost on tiptoe, with a soldier's obsequious expression on his purple face, reporting something.

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  • Pierre went home, but Rostov with Dolokhov and Denisov stayed on at the club till late, listening to the gypsies and other singers.

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  • Princess Mary sat alone in her room listening to the sounds in the house, now and then opening her door when someone passed and watching what was going on in the passage.

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  • Dolokhov was no longer listening to stories or telling them, but followed every movement of Rostov's hands and occasionally ran his eyes over the score against him.

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  • All maintained a solemn silence, listening to the words of the President, who held a mallet in his hand.

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  • "Devil take them!" he muttered, and after listening to the verbal instructions his father had sent and taking the correspondence and his father's letter, he returned to the nursery.

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  • He was telling me something, and I wished to show him my sensibility, and not listening to what he was saying I began picturing to myself the condition of my inner man and the grace of God sanctifying me.

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  • Natasha was listening and considering.

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  • The countess began to soothe Natasha, who after first listening to her mother's words, suddenly interrupted her:

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  • Things are nice as it is, she said to herself, and she began walking up and down the room, not stepping simply on the resounding parquet but treading with each step from the heel to the toe (she had on a new and favorite pair of shoes) and listening to the regular tap of the heel and creak of the toe as gladly as she had to the sounds of her own voice.

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  • Often, listening to the pilgrims' tales, she was so stimulated by their simple speech, mechanical to them but to her so full of deep meaning, that several times she was on the point of abandoning everything and running away from home.

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  • When he jumped up he did not run at once, but pricked his ears listening to the shouting and trampling that resounded from all sides at once.

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  • Involuntarily listening now to the firing, which had drawn nearer and was increasing in strength, Alpatych hurried to his inn.

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  • Ferapontov's wife, who till then had not ceased wailing under the shed, became quiet and with the baby in her arms went to the gate, listening to the sounds and looking in silence at the people.

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  • She sat by the window listening to his voice which reached her from the garden.

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  • The princess heard her, not heeding her words but occasionally looking up at her and listening to the sound of her voice.

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  • He was listening to the general's report-- which consisted chiefly of a criticism of the position at Tsarevo- Zaymishche--as he had listened to Denisov, and seven years previously had listened to the discussion at the Austerlitz council of war.

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  • She was listening to the ceaseless moaning of the adjutant, three houses off.

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  • Later as she lay awake beside him, listening to the sound of his breathing, it occurred to her that they had fallen into the pattern of making up by making love.

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  • At first she thought it was the thunderstorm she'd fallen asleep listening to.

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  • The kids are listening to it.

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  • Sarah was listening downstairs, and when she knew they were in the music room, she grabbed Connor's hand.

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  • Pierre drank one glass after another, looking from under his brows at the tipsy guests who were again crowding round the window, and listening to their chatter.

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  • Wild imagination, listening to too many stories, or maybe because I have the ranch.

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  • Instead of listening to him, she dug out the water-breathers and life vests, each packaged in small plastic containers the size of her hand.

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  • He cocked his head to the side, as if listening to someone.

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  • He cocked his head to the side, as if listening to someone.

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  • She rested on top of him, listening to his heartbeat.

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  • She sat on a thick log.  He disappeared into the shadows of the jungle, and she pulled her knees to her chest, listening.  He was silent while the branches overhead hissed and rasped against one another and the cries of distant birds drifted to her.

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  • They were quiet for a long moment, listening to the ocean.

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  • Marquis Paulucci was talking to him with particular warmth and the Emperor, with his head bent to the left, was listening with a dissatisfied air.

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  • "Uncle" sat listening, slightly smiling, with his head on one side.

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  • Princess Mary as she sat listening to the old men's talk and faultfinding, understood nothing of what she heard; she only wondered whether the guests had all observed her father's hostile attitude toward her.

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  • When they had last met on the old prince's name day, she had answered at random all his attempts to talk sentimentally, evidently not listening to what he was saying.

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  • Boris smiled almost imperceptibly while listening to his mother.

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  • "Thirdly," Pierre continued without listening to him, "you must never breathe a word of what has passed between you and Countess Rostova.

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  • Napoleon was silent, still looking derisively at him and evidently not listening to him.

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  • Prince Andrew, listening to this polyglot talk and to these surmises, plans, refutations, and shouts, felt nothing but amazement at what they were saying.

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  • "Here it comes... this one is coming our way again!" he thought, listening to an approaching whistle in the hidden region of smoke.

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  • The porter, listening in perplexity to the unfamiliar Polish accent and not realizing that the interpreter was speaking Russian, did not understand what was being said to him and slipped behind the others.

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  • While listening to these love stories his own love for Natasha unexpectedly rose to his mind, and going over the pictures of that love in his imagination he mentally compared them with Ramballe's tales.

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  • Listening to the story of the struggle between love and duty, Pierre saw before his eyes every minutest detail of his last meeting with the object of his love at the Sukharev water tower.

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  • But Pierre was not listening to the woman.

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  • While listening to the officer's report Konovnitsyn broke the seal and read the dispatch.

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  • "What is this?" thought Nicholas, listening to her with widely opened eyes.

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  • Then all preferred listening to speaking.

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  • He rode hurriedly from the battlefield and returned to the Shevardino knoll, where he sat on his campstool, his sallow face swollen and heavy, his eyes dim, his nose red, and his voice hoarse, involuntarily listening, with downcast eyes, to the sounds of firing.

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  • I was listening to a dial tone.

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  • I pictured her sitting at a desk, perhaps someone else listening in.

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  • When Fred and Cynthia emerged from listening, they joined him on the porch.

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  • Lord, he thought, listening to Fred was like watching a sloth race.

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  • He could picture her sitting there, listening to the ringing telephone, but not wanting to answer it.

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  • Dean tried listening to the two conversations while responding to the one, all at the same time but only managed to catch Cynthia's carte blanc offer for Martha to stay, 'as long as necessary'.

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  • Then, as if explaining her long distance telephone expenditure added, "She got a free phone card for listening to a time share pitch."

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  • Dean tried listening to the two conversations while responding to the one, all at the same time but only managed to catch Cynthia's carte blanc offer for Martha to stay, 'as long as necessary'.

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  • "And listening to the murmur of the River Charles," I suggested.

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  • The gray-haired valet was sitting drowsily listening to the snoring of the prince, who was in his large study.

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  • Denisov sat gloomily biting his mustache and listening to the conversation, evidently with no wish to take part in it.

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  • I am listening to you.

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  • The old prince did not evince the least interest during this explanation, but as if he were not listening to it continued to dress while walking about, and three times unexpectedly interrupted.

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  • After listening a few moments in silence, the count and his attendant convinced themselves that the hounds had separated into two packs: the sound of the larger pack, eagerly giving tongue, began to die away in the distance, the other pack rushed by the wood past the count, and it was with this that Daniel's voice was heard calling ulyulyu.

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  • Around him, eagerly listening to his talk, a crowd of wounded and stretcher-bearers was gathered.

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  • He sat in the caleche, dozing and waking up by turns, and listening for any sound of firing on the right as an indication that the action had begun.

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  • Pierre stood pressed against the wall of a charred house, listening to that noise which mingled in his imagination with the roll of the drums.

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  • "Well, now he'll come away," Petya thought every moment as he stood by the campfire listening to the talk.

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  • "Yes, thank God!" he repeated, listening to Petya's rapturous account.

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  • After that Petya remained silent for a long time, listening to the sounds.

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  • For Princess Mary, listening to Natasha's tales of childhood and early youth, there also opened out a new and hitherto uncomprehended side of life: belief in life and its enjoyment.

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  • Sometimes the way Alex looked at him when he was talking - times when he was actually listening to him - it seemed to her that he felt that close bond.

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  • Bennigsen stopped speaking and, noticing that Pierre was listening, suddenly said to him:

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  • The conversation obviously upset Yancey, but he didn't seem to be concerned that a stranger was listening.

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  • Maybe he had more information he didn't want to give over the phone with Yancey listening.

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  • It was the joyous weekend my future wife and I made public our marriage plans, with no one listening.

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  • "So we have nothing," Betsy said, surprising Brennan who didn't know she was listening.

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  • He met her gaze, listening.

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  • Jenn said nothing, aware the vamps in the interrogation room were listening.

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  • He walked farther in, appearing to be listening.

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  • Two were reading different sections of a newspaper while Roger was stirring his coffee and chatting, although no one seemed to be listening.

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  • He looked around the corner to see if Lydia was listening.

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  • She walked in and paused in the doorway, listening.

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  • Heart beating fast, she descended the stairs in the marble foyer, listening.

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  • Jade emerged from the shadow world into the chamber.s spacious closet and stood silently, listening.

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  • She wasn't good at handling drama; Evelyn had always been like a perfect older sister, capable of patience and listening.

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  • Dean lay there, listening.

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  • Sarah enjoyed watching him play almost as much as listening.

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  • No I wasn't, I was listening.

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  • Right now she wished she had someone to talk to, but she couldn't share this with anyone but Alex and God - and God wasn't listening.

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  • Though scowling, Jared was listening.

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  • Toby asked, listening with increasing panic.

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  • The man stopped, thinking he'd heard some movement behind him, but after listening a few minutes could discern no human sound and was satisfied he was alone.

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  • His mind pictured Cynthia Byrne, perhaps awake and alone with her grief, listening to Mother Nature's fury.

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  • Then Dean was listening to a dial tone.

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  • Dean asked, hardly listening.

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  • He was left listening to a dial tone and beginning to seriously question their bizarre relationship.

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  • In spite of the cloudy weather and the threat of rain, Dean ended the daylight hours listening to the hum of his bike tires on the country roads west of Parkside.

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  • Suppose Alfred Nota and his pal Homer's break-in at Collingswood Avenue was just a cover-up and their true mission was to plant a listening device.

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  • While the detective had formulated a plan to con­firm the listening device, he needed help to carry it off.

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  • If someone is listening, they'll go there too.

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  • Whatever beauty the day held was lost once he was behind the wheel, listening to a chorus of horns amid a blue haze of exhaust.

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  • Dean let him talk it out, half listening, half trying to make sense of all the details.

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  • Dean could be back on Collingswood Avenue, listening to John Coltrane or Charlie Parker and patting Mrs. Lincoln, or catching a Phillies game on the tube, or eating pizza and slugging down a cold Coors beer.

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  • And I wouldn't be sitting here in this elegant room, listening to classical guitar music and sipping manhattans with the light of my life, Dean thought.

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  • For a few minutes they walked side-by-side, listening to the cicadas sing in the old oak tree by the pond.

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  • But when she lifted the receiver, her mouth wasn't listening to her mind.

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  • She lay still, listening for any sound that might have awakened her.

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  • Well, Heidi, I guess I've been listening to you too long, because now I want to wait.

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  • He used to dance with me and Mom when we were listening to the radio in the evenings.

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  • Carmen stared at the door a moment, listening to his hushed voice.

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  • For a long time she lay awake listening to him breath.

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  • Was he even listening?

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  • Are you listening to what you're saying?

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  • Darian watched her then finished his cheeseburger slowly, listening to her thoughts.

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  • Darian froze, listening for a moment for any sign she was somewhere else in the house.

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  • "That's more than two, Bianca," she said, listening.

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  • He joined Lean and Allin as they dined, listening with forced indifference as they told him that Rissa had left alone with her guard at dusk.

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  • He nodded, half listening, as he leaned over the side of the ship again.

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  • Rissa gazed at the maps before her, half listening to Hilden explaining their situation to her.

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  • He was quiet, and she held her breath, listening for him.

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  • She sprawled on its floor, listening to the sound of crunching shale.

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  • It was pleasant simply listening to them talk.

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  • He pretended not to be listening when Carmen announced a barbeque and hay ride for Sunday evening.

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  • Weren't you listening to her?

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  • He wasn't listening anyway.

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  • She was half listening to him while she watched Denton reluctantly leave Clarissa and glance around the crowd.

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  • She held her breath, listening to the night sounds.

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  • She sat down at the table, listening for any sound of movement around the house.

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  • Are you listening now?

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  • He was listening with unusual attentiveness.

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  • Xander said nothing, listening to the thoughts of those around him to ensure his own safety.

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  • She shook her head and turned her back to concentrate on listening to Ashley.

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  • "Xander's on the move," Jenn reported, listening to whatever was being said across the earpiece.

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  • Jessi was listening in rapt attention.

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  • Jessi froze, listening for him.

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  • Both the Guardians were listening to whatever Dusty told them.

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  • Grand seigneurs, like the prince of Conde, the duc de Nevers and the marquis de Vardes, were glad to vary the monotony of their feudal castles by listening to the eloquent rehearsals of Malebranche or Regis.

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  • The king consents, the saint is acclaimed, the bodies of the thirty-seven martyrs solemnly interred, and the king, after fasting five, and listening to Gregory's homilies for sixty days, is healed.

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  • The call-wires were usually equipped with drops in order that the exchange might be called at night when the operators were not listening continuously.

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  • 8) a repeating coil is placed in the cord circuit, and when two subscribers are connected together the winding connected to the line of the subscriber who is talking for the time being acts as primary, and the other, which is in the line of the listening subscriber, as secondary.

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  • operates in the line of the listening subscriber, causing the reproduction of the speech in the latter's receiver.

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  • After three such good fortunes by marriage Norfolk in his folly looked for a crown with a fourth match, listening to the laird of Lethington when he set forth the scheme by which the duke was to marry a restored queen of Scots and rule Scotland with her who should be recognized as Elizabeth's successor.

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  • If we converse, it is with the knowledge that the Lord is listening.

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  • By listening to the revelations of the "Holy Maid of Kent," the nun Elizabeth Barton, he was charged with misprision of treason, and was condemned to the loss of his goods and to imprisonment at the king's will, penalties he was allowed to compound by a fine of X300 (25th of March 1534).

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  • Even Iranian kings in the last century B.C. found pleasure in composing, or listening to, Greek tragedies, and Herod the Great kept Greek men of letters beside him and had spasmodic ambitions to make his mark as an orator or author (Nicol.

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  • Cosimo employed almost the last hours of his life in listening to Ficino's reading of a treatise on the highest good; while Lorenzo, in a poem on true happiness, described him as the mirror of the world, the nursling of sacred muses, the harmonizer of wisdom and beauty in complete accord.

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  • Their favourite pursuits were fighting, either against a common enemy or among themselves, hunting, hawking and listening to the minstrels who celebrated their exploits.

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  • But before taking further steps he retired to Versailles, then a hunting lodge, and there, listening to two of Richelieu's friends, Claude de Saint-Simon, father of the memoir writer, and Cardinal La Valette, sent for Richelieu in the evening, and while the salons of the Luxembourg were full of expectant courtiers the king was reassuring the cardinal of his continued favour and support.

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  • 37, tells how the brethren after listening to St Baithene, "still kneeling, with joy unspeakable, and with hands spread out to heaven, venerated Christ in the holy and blessed man."

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  • The discovery had, however, yet to be completed by that of auscultation, or listening to sounds produced in the chest by breathing, the movements of the heart, &c. The combination of these methods constitutes what is now known as physical diagnosis.

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  • He again spent much of his time with Villars, listening to the marshal's stories and making harmless love to the duchess.

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  • In the year 880 Yemen was listening to the propaganda of the new sect of the Carmathians (q.v.) or followers of Hamdan Qarmat.

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  • Amongst the finest of his classical pictures were - "Syracusan Bride leading Wild Beasts in Procession to the Temple of Diana" (1866), "Venus disrobing for the Bath" (1867), "Electra at the Tomb of Agamemnon," and "Helios and Rhodos" (1869), "Hercules wrestling with Death for the Body of Alcestis" (1871), "Clytemnestra" (1874), "The Daphnephoria" (1876), "Nausicaa" (1878), "An Idyll" (1881), two lovers under a spreading oak listening to the piping of a shepherd and gazing on the rich plain below; "Phryne" (1882), a nude figure standing in the sun; "Cymon and Iphigenia" (1884), "Captive Andromache" (1888), now in the Manchester Art Gallery; with the "Last Watch of Hero" (1887), "The Bath of Psyche" (1890), now in the Chantrey Bequest collection; "The Garden of the Hesperides" (1892), "Perseus and Andromeda" and "The Return of Persephone," now in the Leeds Gallery (1891); and "Clytie," his last work (1896).

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  • Shelley also very truly speaks of the ” legioned rooks " to which he stood listening " mid the mountains Euganean."

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  • The individual substance Socrates, for example, is a man and an animal (ovaia), tall, (rrovov), white (rrouiv), a husband (rrpos TO, in the market (rrou), yesterday (rrore), sitting (KECaOac), armed (€Xav), talking (rroceiv), listening (i cio tv).

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  • He did so, and then governed like an evil-disposed boy - indulging the merest animal passions, listening to a small camarilla of low-born favourites, changing his ministers every three months, and acting on the impulse of whims which were sometimes mere buffoonery, but were at times lubricous, or ferocious.

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  • Mrs. Thrale rallied him, soothed him, coaxed him, and if she sometimes provoked him by her flippancy, made ample amends by listening to his reproofs with angelic sweetness of temper.

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  • He visited privately many of the leading citizens of the city, statesmen, divines and merchants, and besought them to take the lead in a national movement against slavery; but they all with one consent made excuse, some of them listening to his plea with manifest impatience.

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  • Later as she lay awake beside him, listening to the sound of his breathing, it occurred to her that they had fallen into the pattern of making up by making love.

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  • Sometimes the way Alex looked at him when he was talking - times when he was actually listening to him - it seemed to her that he felt that close bond.

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  • She pulled the lawn chair into the shade under a tree and stretched out, closing her eyes and simply listening to the birds.

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  • The conversation obviously upset Yancey, but he didn't seem to be concerned that a stranger was listening.

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  • Maybe he had more information he didn't want to give over the phone with Yancey listening.

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  • If they caught her listening into their conversation, there would be no chance to get away.

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  • He was silent for a few moments and she thought he was listening to the radio.

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  • After listening to the night for a while she fell asleep again.

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  • Wild imagination, listening to too many stories, or maybe because I have the ranch.

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  • It was the joyous weekend my future wife and I made public our marriage plans, with no one listening.

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  • Thanks. I really appreciate you people listening to my tale.

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  • "So we have nothing," Betsy said, surprising Brennan who didn't know she was listening.

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  • I was listening to a dial tone.

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  • I guess you have to inform them but I dread listening to Quinn bitch and moan.

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  • At first she thought it was the thunderstorm she'd fallen asleep listening to.

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  • He leaned his forehead against hers, listening to her breathe.

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  • She concentrated as hard as she could, listening for his body to speak to her.

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  • He met her gaze, listening.

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  • Jenn said nothing, aware the vamps in the interrogation room were listening.

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  • He walked farther in, appearing to be listening.

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  • He was luxuriating in the quiet of the day listening to Mozart and trying unsuccessfully to get Martha off his mind when once again the phone rang.

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  • The last item on Dean's list of pleasurable activities was punching one if you want this and two if you want that buttons, then sitting on hold while listening to elevator music from some bureaucratic office.

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  • Most of the guests seemed content in the parlor, listening to Pumpkin Green ramble away about his upcoming Fourth of July water fight.

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  • Dean guessed no male juror would even bother listening to the testimony before giving her anything her little heart desired.

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  • Maybe I've got it all wrong, and he wasn't listening at all—just staring at my boobs, and pretending to listen—but to me, it was what I was looking for.

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  • When Fred and Cynthia emerged from listening, they joined him on the porch.

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  • Two were reading different sections of a newspaper while Roger was stirring his coffee and chatting, although no one seemed to be listening.

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  • He looked around the corner to see if Lydia was listening.

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  • Darkyn was listening with the focus of a predator, his sharpened teeth resting on his lower lip.

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  • "I'm listening," she said, frowning.

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  • After listening to her story, Carmen gave her the latest information on Alex's recovery.

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  • Rhyn's head was tilted, as if he was listening.

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  • Gabriel's head was tilted to the side, as if listening, and Rhyn's form had relaxed.

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  • Rhyn heard without listening, instead taking in the tortured features of his mother.s face.

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  • Jade emerged from the shadow world into the chamber.s spacious closet and stood silently, listening.

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  • The prisoner squatted below a window and appeared to be listening for signs of pursuit.

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  • She wasn't good at handling drama; Evelyn had always been like a perfect older sister, capable of patience and listening.

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  • After listening to her this morning, I'm beginning to wonder if we're getting the whole story about Jerome Shipton.

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  • The bewildered climbers looked longingly at their friends and especially Penny, but were trapped into listening to the galactic adventures of some creatures called "womps."

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  • Dean lay there, listening.

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  • It is strange, rising early, sleeping the hours I'd worked so long in the past, and listening to the deathly quiet instead of the rowdy noises of hungry men.

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  • Effie Quincy rushed in the door while Dean was drumming his fingers, listening to waltz music on hold.

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  • "Keep poking and listening," Weller said as he turned toward the street.

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  • He wandered back to his office, listening to only silence as he passed Ryland's door.

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  • The kids are listening to it.

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  • Lord, he thought, listening to Fred was like watching a sloth race.

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  • He could picture her sitting there, listening to the ringing telephone, but not wanting to answer it.

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  • Then, as if explaining her long distance telephone expenditure added, "She got a free phone card for listening to a time share pitch."

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  • Sarah suspected the real reason to be twofold, one: He did not want his work critiqued by anyone, let alone those 'jugheads in the modern music industry' and two: his music held so much rapture, sadness and longing that anyone listening to it would understand that beneath the snarky I-don't-give-a-crap-about-anyone attitude boiled a cauldron of raw emotion.

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  • Sarah enjoyed watching him play almost as much as listening.

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  • He knew Sarah would be listening in somewhere, and when he entered the drawing room, he had proof.

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  • He thought about how it would feel to sit holding her on the lawn, listening to the Boston Pops.

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  • Sarah was listening downstairs, and when she knew they were in the music room, she grabbed Connor's hand.

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  • He enjoyed listening, though music did not feed his soul as it did the other three.

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  • No I wasn't, I was listening.

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  • Right now she wished she had someone to talk to, but she couldn't share this with anyone but Alex and God - and God wasn't listening.

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  • She held her breath, listening as he prepped his weapon.

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  • Instead of listening to him, she dug out the water-breathers and life vests, each packaged in small plastic containers the size of her hand.

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  • She sat on a thick log.  He disappeared into the shadows of the jungle, and she pulled her knees to her chest, listening.  He was silent while the branches overhead hissed and rasped against one another and the cries of distant birds drifted to her.

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  • Toby asked, listening with increasing panic.

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  • The man stopped, thinking he'd heard some movement behind him, but after listening a few minutes could discern no human sound and was satisfied he was alone.

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  • His mind pictured Cynthia Byrne, perhaps awake and alone with her grief, listening to Mother Nature's fury.

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  • Then Dean was listening to a dial tone.

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  • Dean asked, hardly listening.

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  • Sunday was eight hours of listening to Vinnie's uninformative babble, followed by a TV ball game, a couple or three beers and a steak.

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  • He was left listening to a dial tone and beginning to seriously question their bizarre relationship.

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  • Sackler and Dean spent the afternoon listening to the exagger­ated tale of a variety store owner who had been held up at gun­point, and supposedly relieved of $1,500.

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  • In spite of the cloudy weather and the threat of rain, Dean ended the daylight hours listening to the hum of his bike tires on the country roads west of Parkside.

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  • Suppose Alfred Nota and his pal Homer's break-in at Collingswood Avenue was just a cover-up and their true mission was to plant a listening device.

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  • While the detective had formulated a plan to con­firm the listening device, he needed help to carry it off.

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  • If someone is listening, they'll go there too.

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  • Whatever beauty the day held was lost once he was behind the wheel, listening to a chorus of horns amid a blue haze of exhaust.

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  • Dean let him talk it out, half listening, half trying to make sense of all the details.

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  • Dean could be back on Collingswood Avenue, listening to John Coltrane or Charlie Parker and patting Mrs. Lincoln, or catching a Phillies game on the tube, or eating pizza and slugging down a cold Coors beer.

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  • And I wouldn't be sitting here in this elegant room, listening to classical guitar music and sipping manhattans with the light of my life, Dean thought.

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  • For a few minutes they walked side-by-side, listening to the cicadas sing in the old oak tree by the pond.

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  • But when she lifted the receiver, her mouth wasn't listening to her mind.

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  • She lay still, listening for any sound that might have awakened her.

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  • Well, Heidi, I guess I've been listening to you too long, because now I want to wait.

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  • He used to dance with me and Mom when we were listening to the radio in the evenings.

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  • Carmen stared at the door a moment, listening to his hushed voice.

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  • For a long time she lay awake listening to him breath.

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  • They stood there holding each other, listening to the sound of the horses munching on hay and smelling the sweet aroma of oats and alfalfa.

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  • Are you listening to what you're saying?

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  • Darian watched her then finished his cheeseburger slowly, listening to her thoughts.

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  • Darian froze, listening for a moment for any sign she was somewhere else in the house.

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  • "That's more than two, Bianca," she said, listening.

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  • He joined Lean and Allin as they dined, listening with forced indifference as they told him that Rissa had left alone with her guard at dusk.

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  • He nodded, half listening, as he leaned over the side of the ship again.

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  • Rissa gazed at the maps before her, half listening to Hilden explaining their situation to her.

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  • He was quiet, and she held her breath, listening for him.

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  • She sprawled on its floor, listening to the sound of crunching shale.

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  • It was pleasant simply listening to them talk.

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  • He pretended not to be listening when Carmen announced a barbeque and hay ride for Sunday evening.

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  • Weren't you listening to her?

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  • He wasn't listening anyway.

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  • She was half listening to him while she watched Denton reluctantly leave Clarissa and glance around the crowd.

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  • She held her breath, listening to the night sounds.

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  • She sat down at the table, listening for any sound of movement around the house.

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  • He was listening with unusual attentiveness.

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  • Xander said nothing, listening to the thoughts of those around him to ensure his own safety.

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  • She shook her head and turned her back to concentrate on listening to Ashley.

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  • "Xander's on the move," Jenn reported, listening to whatever was being said across the earpiece.

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  • Jessi was listening in rapt attention.

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  • Jessi froze, listening for him.

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  • Both the Guardians were listening to whatever Dusty told them.

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  • We were listening to the lament played by piper Rob Bell.

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  • The main points remained lucid, straightforward, and well worth listening to.

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  • Leon, listening aghast to a gleeful recital of his friend's probable fate, was ashen faced.

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  • The regimented North Korean military audiences listening stiffly to their great leader seem positively animated by comparison.

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  • A rather arty aerial shot of the Ravens listening intently (not!

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  • attentive listening, respond to what they have heard by relevant comments, questions or actions.

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  • There is a baby listening service and with advance notice and for an extra charge we may be able to arrange a baby sitter.

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  • The layered harmonious vocals give an easy listening feel, while slap bass interacts with jazzy piano and inspired guitar work.

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  • Listening to part 3 of the Horse and his Boy on BBC7, along with a bit more Hama beading.

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  • Relax in your own garden with oak picnic bench whilst listening to the owls.

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  • Imagine an attentive class of virus cells, green and gloopy, listening as a big teacher virus demonstrates at a small blackboard.

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  • blaredering barefoot hand in hand listening to radios blaring away!

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  • blowback magazine, Sept '04 Geoff Smith, aka Loner, knows all about standing still, about listening and putting the brakes on.

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  • They even experimented with listening booths in the largest stores for people to sample the records.

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  • They are good, much better than what I had been listening to - crisp clean sound, not boxy and impressively deep base.

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  • But the subject seemed to arrest him, and he whispered some inquiries of the other bystanders, and remained listening.

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  • In the oral test, both speaking and listening comprehension will be assessed.

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  • comprehension difficulties to devote more attention to listening.

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  • There was only one listening comprehension test in the second semester.

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  • conciliar church is a model for listening for God's word from the lips of all God's people.

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  • Therefore, interactional listening is highly contextualized and two-way, involving interaction with a speaker.

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  • Reading or listening to the rhetoric of the ' 60s Panthers can make a visitor cringe.

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  • So I was up in Woolworths in Blackpool listening to the news when they announced D-day.

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  • I cannot analyze this, because I was listening to the judge's decision quite emotionally.

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  • Room acoustic diffusers can be used to treat the acoustics of critical listening environments.

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  • The specter, after listening for a moment, joined in the mournful dirge; and floated out upon the bleak, dark night.

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  • Signal strength isn't the problem with FM: multipath distortion makes listening hard work.

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  • He had obviously not been listening properly and piped up with, ' I want dippy donuts too ' .

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  • Read our digital camera buying guide DVD What the CD did for listening to music, the DVD is doing for watching movies.

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  • The Project offers all kinds of help - from a listening ear to practical assistance with the tasks of everyday living.

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  • The stereo earphones are very handy for listening to the recordings in private.

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  • empathetic listening by having students explore its opposite.

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  • enjoyed listening to the CD on the way home.

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  • Listening to: banana man -- unknown hi everybody!

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  • Like the Episode I commentary this makes for interesting, if not terribly exciting listening.

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  • Listening to him eulogize over a player he couldn't have cared less about a week ago was absolutely excruciating.

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  • This is the ultimate in performance eyewear, meaning you can be participating in tough sports whilst still listening to your favorite music.

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  • Abu Muhammad ibn Abi Zayd gave a fatwa to kill a man who was listening to some people discussing what the Prophet looked like.

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  • female vocals are great just sometimes creative too make for easy listening.

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  • I've just been listening to Johnny Walker and didn't believe there was really a site devoted to hating gherkins!

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  • Joan is listening, but for once she is n't gloating.

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  • glossary of record production jargon and a guide to recommended listening.

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  • I just finished listening to it and it sounds great.

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  • The MX 200 is a stereo in-ear headphone for listening ' on the move ' .

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  • The only difference is that my folks wouldn't have also been listening to something ' radical ' on their home hi-fi.

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  • Even the normally hyperactive Spike grew calm, listening to the night.

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  • I was in bed by 8.30, listening to the cackling of the tree hyrax, a noisy little cat-like creature.

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  • ill-defined problems or development of listening skills.

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  • imagine listening to music and watching TV in every room of the house.

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  • The Lord prospered his word preached to many listening souls, from Heb. IV.

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  • jack for private listening is included in the design.

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  • Or I am sitting in Las Vegas playing black jack listening to my stuff.

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  • jack for private listening is included in the design.

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  • Or I am sitting in Las Vegas playing black jack listening to my stuff.

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  • Rauschenberg's paintings are in themselves much like reading a beat poem or listening to free-form jazz music.

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  • Listening to lemon jelly now on Steve Lamaq show.

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  • joyous at the same time listening to this song.

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  • jukebox mode for listening enjoyment or " jamming " .

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  • A psychoacoustic experiment has been conducted to determine the difference limen (DL) of the level of music reproduced in a listening room.

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  • lip-read sections of a listening module.

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  • listening comprehension plays a key role in facilitating language learning and that focusing on it offers many advantages.

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  • listening devices to give advance warning of enemy aircraft.

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  • listening on TCP port 2000 of the specified host.

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  • listening for sounds of water gushing in through overlooked holes.

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  • Unfortunately most Senators seem to be listening to industry lobbyists more closely than to us.

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  • Beside listening with the high-quality earphones provided, the user can play the music over the built-in loudspeaker for shared enjoyment.

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  • I would strongly advise listening to lots of records of renaissance lute music before writing for the renaissance lute.

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  • I spent three days listening to the quarter inch master tapes.

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  • And the easy listening experience is enhanced by a detailed, expressive midrange and tightly controlled low frequencies.

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  • Patients often mishear or forget spoken instructions and find listening in noisy environments difficult, even tho their hearing seems normal.

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  • He rushed to open a third story window after listening to hours of droning monotone on the Cardiff Bay Barrage Bill.

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  • I like listening to cheesy rock music and watching 80s films and sometimes sci-fi movies.

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  • I noticed a man with headsets on listening to some music and being a very nosey person!

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  • This setup extends their maybe already excellent setup into true full range giving the extended lower octaves for pure stereo listening pleasure.

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  • pagan ritual with Alex listening in.

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  • Listening to Test Match Special recently, I felt a sudden pang of sympathy for TMS's veteran producer Peter Baxter.

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  • Using roving patrols and listening posts and observation posts with either attached military police or organic personnel.

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  • pharmacology knowledge simply by listening to a CD with the songs.

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  • picnic bench whilst listening to the owls.

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  • There's some reviews on the press page and the title track is on the audio page for your listening pleasure.

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  • For pure listening pleasure, particularly for your DVD software, this card supports current surround sound standards.

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  • I was listening to a radio interview with riot policeman in Berlin this morning.

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  • The example assumes a server is listening on TCP port 2000 of the specified host.

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  • pranceCDs are equally useful for listening to at the gym, jogging around the park, or prancing around the kitchen.

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  • Develop listening skills by slowing down the native speaker to hear the correct pronunciation.

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  • prophecy a prophesy about the future, a prophesy that would be fulfilled within the lifetime of many who were listening.

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  • This not only helps with listening skills but also doesn't exclude pupils who haven't had a formal music training.

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  • queasy listening for some.

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  • reifysupposed a kind of communication on music as a reified object, which opposed music making and listening as communication between partners.

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  • repeated listening, there's something magical there.

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  • As John Goodman taps his way along the walls listening for the concealed safe, you hear the reverberations behind you.

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  • An imagined funeral rite or pagan ritual with Alex listening in.

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  • In the evening we went to a Viking village and sat around a fire listening to a Norse saga.

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  • If my dad had been signed off from Dunkirk with stress we'd all be eating sauerkraut and listening to David Hasselhoff " .

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  • Somehow, listening to the silence I feel myself becoming serene.

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  • Victoria Angels: - It's just fab love listening to it and smooching to it with my fab fiance shay.

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  • Listening to Phil and Joe reminiscing about dairy shorthorns encourage Fallon with her mini disk again!

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  • nature sleuths sought Bedfordshire folk who love listening for the patter of tiny feet should contact the Forestry Commission right away.

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  • I only know the merest smattering of Gaelic words, but I loved just listening to the music of it.

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  • snuggled on the sofa listening to Big Toe Radio.

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  • sod of turf onto the range he sat back, waiting for it to heat, listening to the rain.

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  • Recent developments in the teaching of reading, writing, listening, speaking and vocabulary are also discussed.

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  • spellbound children listening to her tales.

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  • Also remember to position yourself so that the student is not squinting into the sun rather than listening to your pearls of wisdom.

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  • stereo headset supplied with your Nokia will be fine for listening to music.

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  • In this project a listening device, the ' smart stethoscope ' was developed.

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  • By asking the right questions and truly listening to our clients, we create interior design solutions tailor-made for practical and spectacular life styles.

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  • The average attention span of people who sit listening to someone talking is around 10 minutes.

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  • And I was listening to these old guys playing tango.

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  • Marvel as they brave a thunderstorm for your listening pleasure, and laugh as they run out of things to say at the end.

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  • Control features include source, bass and treble tilt, listening axis, volume, time-compensated balance and absolute phase.

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  • treble tilt, listening axis, volume, time-compensated balance and absolute phase.

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  • violin playing reaches out with such emotion that I felt I was listening to the soundtrack of life itself.

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  • wakened several times and found the Mountain Ear always alert and listening intently for the slightest sound.

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  • The long-throw woofer brings out the thumps and bumps that make listening to music, watching movies and playing games truly intense.

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  • Grand seigneurs, like the prince of Conde, the duc de Nevers and the marquis de Vardes, were glad to vary the monotony of their feudal castles by listening to the eloquent rehearsals of Malebranche or Regis.

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  • The king consents, the saint is acclaimed, the bodies of the thirty-seven martyrs solemnly interred, and the king, after fasting five, and listening to Gregory's homilies for sixty days, is healed.

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  • The call-wires were usually equipped with drops in order that the exchange might be called at night when the operators were not listening continuously.

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  • 8) a repeating coil is placed in the cord circuit, and when two subscribers are connected together the winding connected to the line of the subscriber who is talking for the time being acts as primary, and the other, which is in the line of the listening subscriber, as secondary.

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  • operates in the line of the listening subscriber, causing the reproduction of the speech in the latter's receiver.

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  • From his Stoic teachers he learned to work hard, to deny himself, to avoid listening to slander, to endure misfortunes, never to deviate from his purpose, to be grave without affectation, delicate in correcting others, "not frequently to say to any one, nor to write in a letter, that I have no leisure," nor to excuse the neglect of duties by alleging urgent occupations.

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  • After three such good fortunes by marriage Norfolk in his folly looked for a crown with a fourth match, listening to the laird of Lethington when he set forth the scheme by which the duke was to marry a restored queen of Scots and rule Scotland with her who should be recognized as Elizabeth's successor.

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  • If we converse, it is with the knowledge that the Lord is listening.

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  • By listening to the revelations of the "Holy Maid of Kent," the nun Elizabeth Barton, he was charged with misprision of treason, and was condemned to the loss of his goods and to imprisonment at the king's will, penalties he was allowed to compound by a fine of X300 (25th of March 1534).

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  • Even Iranian kings in the last century B.C. found pleasure in composing, or listening to, Greek tragedies, and Herod the Great kept Greek men of letters beside him and had spasmodic ambitions to make his mark as an orator or author (Nicol.

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  • Cosimo employed almost the last hours of his life in listening to Ficino's reading of a treatise on the highest good; while Lorenzo, in a poem on true happiness, described him as the mirror of the world, the nursling of sacred muses, the harmonizer of wisdom and beauty in complete accord.

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  • Their favourite pursuits were fighting, either against a common enemy or among themselves, hunting, hawking and listening to the minstrels who celebrated their exploits.

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  • But Jerome proved quite inadequate to his position, listening to the complaints of his subordinates as to want of supplies and even of pay; he spent four whole days in absolute inertia, notwithstanding the emperor's reprimands.

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  • But before taking further steps he retired to Versailles, then a hunting lodge, and there, listening to two of Richelieu's friends, Claude de Saint-Simon, father of the memoir writer, and Cardinal La Valette, sent for Richelieu in the evening, and while the salons of the Luxembourg were full of expectant courtiers the king was reassuring the cardinal of his continued favour and support.

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  • 37, tells how the brethren after listening to St Baithene, "still kneeling, with joy unspeakable, and with hands spread out to heaven, venerated Christ in the holy and blessed man."

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  • The discovery had, however, yet to be completed by that of auscultation, or listening to sounds produced in the chest by breathing, the movements of the heart, &c. The combination of these methods constitutes what is now known as physical diagnosis.

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  • He again spent much of his time with Villars, listening to the marshal's stories and making harmless love to the duchess.

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  • In the year 880 Yemen was listening to the propaganda of the new sect of the Carmathians (q.v.) or followers of Hamdan Qarmat.

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  • Amongst the finest of his classical pictures were - "Syracusan Bride leading Wild Beasts in Procession to the Temple of Diana" (1866), "Venus disrobing for the Bath" (1867), "Electra at the Tomb of Agamemnon," and "Helios and Rhodos" (1869), "Hercules wrestling with Death for the Body of Alcestis" (1871), "Clytemnestra" (1874), "The Daphnephoria" (1876), "Nausicaa" (1878), "An Idyll" (1881), two lovers under a spreading oak listening to the piping of a shepherd and gazing on the rich plain below; "Phryne" (1882), a nude figure standing in the sun; "Cymon and Iphigenia" (1884), "Captive Andromache" (1888), now in the Manchester Art Gallery; with the "Last Watch of Hero" (1887), "The Bath of Psyche" (1890), now in the Chantrey Bequest collection; "The Garden of the Hesperides" (1892), "Perseus and Andromeda" and "The Return of Persephone," now in the Leeds Gallery (1891); and "Clytie," his last work (1896).

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  • Shelley also very truly speaks of the ” legioned rooks " to which he stood listening " mid the mountains Euganean."

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  • Griffith Jones, preaching at Llanddewi Brefi, Cardiganshire - the place at which the Welsh Patron Saint, David, first became famous - found Daniel Rowland (1713-1790), curate of Llangeitho, in his audience, and his patronizing attitude in listening drew from the preacher a personal supplication on his behalf, in the middle of the discourse.

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  • By far the most notable of Harris's converts was William Williams (1717-1791), Panty Celyn, the great hymn-writer of Wales, who while listening to the revivalist preaching on a tombstone in the graveyard of Talgarth, heard the " voice of heaven," and was " apprehended as by a warrant from on high."

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  • The individual substance Socrates, for example, is a man and an animal (ovaia), tall, (rrovov), white (rrouiv), a husband (rrpos TO, in the market (rrou), yesterday (rrore), sitting (KECaOac), armed (€Xav), talking (rroceiv), listening (i cio tv).

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  • He did so, and then governed like an evil-disposed boy - indulging the merest animal passions, listening to a small camarilla of low-born favourites, changing his ministers every three months, and acting on the impulse of whims which were sometimes mere buffoonery, but were at times lubricous, or ferocious.

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  • Mrs Thrale rallied him, soothed him, coaxed him, and if she sometimes provoked him by her flippancy, made ample amends by listening to his reproofs with angelic sweetness of temper.

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  • He visited privately many of the leading citizens of the city, statesmen, divines and merchants, and besought them to take the lead in a national movement against slavery; but they all with one consent made excuse, some of them listening to his plea with manifest impatience.

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  • He had, William also reports, a gift of impromptu eloquence, and a faculty both for saying witty things pleasantly at other people's expense and for listening placidly to witticisms directed against himself; while he was generous to excess without needing to make exactions in order to support his generosity, and always respected the Church.

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  • which enjoyed more reputation in Greece than any other save that at Delphi, and which would seem to date from earlier times than the worship of Zeus; for the normal method of gathering the responses of the oracle was by listening to the rustling of an old oak tree, which was supposed to be the seat of the deity.

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  • It is characteristic that, while Paris had its Bossuets and Bourdaloues, Vienna was listening to Abraham a Sancta Clara, the punning Capuchin whom Schiller, regardless of dates, introduces into the opening scene of his Wallenstein.

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  • Some relations of the deceased chief made their escape to Teheran, and the shah, listening to their complaint, directed the prince-governor of Meshed to march across to the eastern frontier and occupy Herat, declaring that an invasion of Persia was imminent.

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  • Still he remained as sunny and genial as ever, looking from his Cambridge study windows across the Brighton meadows to the Brookline hills, or enjoying the "free wild winds of the Atlantic," and listening to "The Bells of Lynn" in his Nahant home.

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  • (822852), who spent his life listening to a favorite and highly accomplished Persian tenor and in the company of dancing girls, and under Mahommed I.

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  • Doa Maria Christina calmly presided over this solemn council, listening to the advice of Marshal Campos, always consulted in every great crisis; of Captain-General Pavia, who answered for the loyalty of the capital and of its garrison; of the duke de Sexto, the chief of the household; of Marshal Blanco, the chief of the military household; and of all the members of the cabinet and the presidents of the Senate and Congress assembled in the presence of the queen, the ex-queen Isabella, and the Infanta Isabella.

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  • (b) " The hearers" (audientes), who were admitted into the Church for the purpose of listening to sermons and exhortations.

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  • I cannot make notes during the lectures, because my hands are busy listening.

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  • He screwed up his eyes showing that he was listening.

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