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deaf

partially or totally unable to hear
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A deafening crash interrupted him, and following the flash one of the giant trees of the forest was seen to blaze up and then topple over.
This elicited loud applause, in the midst of which the orchestra was just striking up a deafening air, when the pyramid tottered, the balance was lost, one of the lower noses vanished from the pyramid, and the human monument was shattered like a castle built of cards!
Every moment the uproar became more deafening. From all sorts of unsuspected places and buildings came the lightning quiver of the guns, followed by the shrieking of the shells.
'Where are they now, why is your silence so deafening? Unfortunately your silence is deafening but is not as loud as the racial and religious rhetoric that is coming from people like Dr Zakir Naik.
Wehrli posted on his Facebook page that, "The silence from the left is deafening. Innocence until proven guilty is for a court of law, not a minimum bar to clear to hold elected office.
There are loudspeakers in tech shops temporarily deafening citizens trying to make their way around the capital.
The Muslims world's silence that ensues is deafening too.
The silence is deafening. So I don't know what has happened.
BY MIKE WALTERS JAMES WADE stormed out of Ally Pally after a potentially damaging defeat set against a "deafening" soundtrack of ferocious booing.
He said: "The noise in the stadium was deafening for our players.
Summary: Eyewitnesses said the plane was seen hurtling down and crashed with a deafening roar before bursting into flames
Atio's mom, Carminia, condemned the UST's 'deafening' silence on the committee report and said that the school never reached out to the family since September.