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deaf

partially or totally unable to hear
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He's that deaf he can't tell how much wind there is.
There is nothing like the fearful inclination of your tall spars overloaded with canvas to bring a deaf man and an angry one to their senses.
He speaks when he chooses," said the old woman; "he became deaf through ringing the bells.
She's deaf as a post and we'll have to split our throats to make her hear at all.
There ought to be a law against anyone being as deaf as that.
What does the Family Guide say about entertaining your rich, deaf old aunt?
He was deaf, dumb, and blind, to all that was good and right, from his cradle.
How many of the girls and boys--ah, men and women too--that are brought before you and you don't pity, are deaf and dumb in their minds, and go wrong in that state, and are punished in that state, body and soul, while you gentlemen are quarrelling among yourselves whether they ought to learn this or that?
As soon as the first effects were over, the injured, the deaf, and lastly, the crowd in general, woke up with frenzied cries.
One was a-smoking, and t'other one wanted a light; so they stopped right before me and the cigars lit up their faces and I see that the big one was the deaf and dumb Spaniard, by his white whiskers and the patch on his eye, and t'other one was a rusty, ragged-looking devil.
This Spaniard is not deaf and dumb; you've let that slip without intending it; you can't cover that up now.
Then he imparted his design concerning Dolly to Miss Miggs, who was taken more deaf than before, when he began; and so remained, all through.