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deaf

partially or totally unable to hear
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How can anyone turn a deaf ear to warnings about sending jobs out of the country, allowing millions to enter while there is so much unemployment here, or using tax dollars to support illegal aliens?
You turn a deaf ear to your people yet throw in your lot with a person of dubious character, about whom there are grave suspicions as to how he got his job.
For if, as proverbial wisdom tells us, the prudent do not wantonly expose themselves to temptation, but turn a deaf ear to blandishments of all kinds, [27] it was just a matter of time before the classical tale was streamlined to say allegorically that wise Odysseus was himself deaf to the Sirens.