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Synonyms for ear

be out on your ear

Synonyms

  • be dismissed
  • be removed
  • be fired
  • be sacked
  • be sent packing
  • get your P45

bend someone's ear

lend an ear

play it by ear

turn a deaf ear to something

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Synonyms for ear

the sense by which sound is perceived

Synonyms for ear

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A wire had been strung from one end of the room to the other, and while Bell went to the transmitter, Dom Pedro took up the receiver and placed it to his ear.
And with that voice sounding in her ear, little Annie woke to find it was a dream; but like other dreams it did not pass away; and as she sat alone, bathed in the rosy morning light, and watched the forest waken into life, she thought of the strange forms she had seen, and, looking down upon the flower on her breast, she silently resolved to strive, as she had striven in her dream, to bring back light and beauty to its faded leaves, by being what the Fairy hoped to render her, a patient, gentle little child.
But like all sounds that fall on our ears in a state of abstraction, it had no distinct character, but was simply loud and startling, so that she felt uncertain whether she had interpreted it rightly.
I hardly think it was that," answered the little man thoughtfully, "but it is not outside ordinary science or natural law for a family to have some deformity frequently reappearing--such as one ear bigger than the other.
My friend," said Tip, gravely, "you'll never be anything but a Pumpkinhead, no matter how big your ears are.
Next came a long, steady, upward pull of the ear, the ear slipping slowly through the fingers to the very tip of it while it tingled exquisitely down to its roots.
Taking the sled as the centre of the circle that One Ear was making, Bill planned to tap that circle at a point in advance of the pursuit.
You thought we didn't see you, but we did, and you said uncle wouldn't like it, and the boys would tease, and you made Ariadne promise not to tell, and she punched holes in your ears to put ear-rings in.
You must know that the Marionette, even from his birth, had very small ears, so small indeed that to the naked eye they could hardly be seen.
Venus had risen above the branch, and the ear of the Great Bear with its shaft was now all plainly visible against the dark blue sky, yet still he waited.
After he has sung in the ear of the flower of the Pale-faces.
I always thought," he said deliberately, with a certain accentuation of his flavouring of lisp, "that there was something the matter with his ears, from the way he covered them.
Moti Guj put his ears forward, and Chihun knew what that meant, though he tried to carry it off with high words.
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.
Captain Winters could rub his ears, shake hands with his, scratch his back, and even roughly catch him by the jowls.