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Synonyms for listening

the act of hearing attentively

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There was no way of finding out, however, until Tom had a chance to talk to Ned, and at present the young scientist was eagerly listening to what came over the wire.
Thorndike turned eagerly to the judge, and saw that he was listening to a rotund, gray little man with beady, bird-like eyes who, as he talked, bowed and gesticulated.
But as she was listening to the wind she began to listen to something else.
For the rat was Zinita, my father --Zinita, who had climbed the hut, and now lay there in the dark, her ear upon the smoke-hole, listening to every word that passed.
At the next meeting of the Dorcas Society, of which I am an unworthy member," continued Maria, without listening to his remonstrance.
And they say (the starry choir And all the listening things) That Israfeli's fire Is owing to that lyre By which he sits and sings - The trembling living wire Of those unusual strings.
Come," said Gringoire to himself, with a sigh, "the others are listening.
It was, in fact, solely to meet Prince Vasili that she had obtained an invitation to Anna Pavlovna's reception and had sat listening to the vicomte's story.
I don't want to speak any louder for fear anyone else should be listening.
he thought, listening to a gust of wind that blew against the front of the sledge, bending it and lashing the snow against it.
To wait, listening again, in the darkness of that unknown region, was more than I had courage for.
A decidedly chemical smell began to steal into my nostrils--and, listening again, I thought I heard above me, and in some distant room, a noise like the low growl of a large furnace, muffled in some peculiar manner.
I hope you are listening, Miss Minora," said Irais, "because this sort of conversation is likely to do you good.
Later on he woke with a start and sat up in bed, listening intently, listening for he knew not what.
The prince frowned and coughed, listening to the doctor.