Garrison emphatically declared, "I can not listen to any ---- for a gradual abolition of wickedness."
Freddy Malins, who had listened with his head perched sideways to hear her better, was still applauding when everyone else had ceased and talking animatedly to his mother who nodded her head gravely and slowly in acquiescence.
"Say that to my wife," said Sancho, who had until now listened in silence, "for she won't hear of anything but each one marrying his equal, holding with the proverb 'each ewe to her like.'
Prepositions: We listen for what we expect or desire to hear; we listen to what we actually do hear; listen for a step, a signal, a train; listen to the debate.
26 July.--I am anxious, and it soothes me to express myself here; it is like whispering to one's self and listening at the same time.
And I sat here listening on two successive evenings, for two hours each time—and of course I was able to learn something, what do you think?”
We may hear without listening, as words suddenly uttered in an adjoining room; or we may listen without hearing, as to a distant speaker.
As soon as the time came when he was to declare the secret, he was taken before the king with the three branches and the golden cup; and the twelve princesses stood listening behind the door to hear what he would say.
Keeping her pretty hand weighed in the air, she listened until the long, soft notes spread and faded and her heart could hold no more.
Listen up boys,” he yelled.
The sound cheered them greatly; but halting to make out by listening from what quarter it came they heard unseasonably another noise which spoiled the satisfaction the sound of the water gave them, especially for Sancho, who was by nature timid and faint-hearted.
That night we went down the lightning-rod a little after ten, and took one of the candles along, and listened under the window-hole, and heard Jim snoring; so we pitched it in, and it didn't wake him.
I picture myself with my books shut up, still listening to the doleful performance of Mr. Mell, and listening through it to what used to be at home, and to the blowing of the wind on Yarmouth flats, and feeling very sad and solitary.
He listened outside the captain's door, and heard him breathing heavily, as if asleep.
the girl said, and let out a little laugh, and the laugh was echoed by the girlish voices near her, as the girls in her dorm realized that the confession they'd been listening into on their computers and phones and radios had been emanating from a bunk in their midst.
He moved silently to the door and listened against the panel.
Someone was standing stealthily close to the lock and just as he was doing on the outside was secretly listening within, and seemed to have her ear to the door.... He moved a little on purpose and muttered something aloud that he might not have the appearance of hiding, then rang a third time, but quietly, soberly, and without impatience, Recalling it afterwards, that moment stood out in his mind vividly, distinctly, for ever; he could not make out how he had had such cunning, for his mind was as it were clouded at moments and he was almost unconscious of his body.... An instant later he heard the latch unfastened.
He went out through the backdoor into the garden: stood to listen towards the next garden.
Gabriel went to the stairs and listened over the banisters.
"You say you listened inside the locked door, and heard no sound, but felt a board rise up under your knee.
He would listen by the hour to the details of their affairs, political, financial, agricultural, social.
She had been listening before she knocked!
The Master you cannot see; yet even now he listens among you."