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idea

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toll

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seem

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  • seem
  • seem to be
  • appear to be
  • give the impression of being
  • strike you as being
  • give every indication of being

sound someone out

sound something out

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channel

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the sensation caused by vibrating wave motion that is perceived by the organs of hearing

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range of audibility

to have the appearance of

based on good judgment, reasoning, or evidence

capable of being depended upon

to test the attitude of

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the particular auditory effect produced by a given cause

mechanical vibrations transmitted by an elastic medium

the audible part of a transmitted signal

(phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language

a narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water

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a large ocean inlet or deep bay

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appear in a certain way

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give off a certain sound or sounds

announce by means of a sound

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measure the depth of (a body of water) with a sounding line

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financially secure and safe

exercising or showing good judgment

in good condition

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in excellent physical condition

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logically valid

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having legal efficacy or force

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free from moral defect

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(of sleep) deep and complete

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thorough

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References in classic literature ?
A Noun is a composite significant sound, not marking time, of which no part is in itself significant: for in double or compound words we do not employ the separate parts as if each were in itself significant.
They now let him go on alone; and as he went, his breast was filled more and more with the forest solitude; but he still heard the little bell with which the others were so satisfied, and now and then, when the wind blew, he could also hear the people singing who were sitting at tea where the confectioner had his tent; but the deep sound of the bell rose louder; it was almost as if an organ were accompanying it, and the tones came from the left hand, the side where the heart is placed.
To be held paralyzed, with one's back toward some horrible and unknown danger from the very sound of which the ferocious Apache warriors turn in wild stampede, as a flock of sheep would madly flee from a pack of wolves, seems to me the last word in fearsome predicaments for a man who had ever been used to fighting for his life with all the energy of a powerful physique.
Once, in that day, he heard again the wonderful sound, seemingly more distant, but rising imperiously above the nearer war-drums in the bush.
Near at hand you could fancy it the most melancholy sound in Nature, as if she meant by this to stereotype and make permanent in her choir the dying moans of a human being -- some poor weak relic of mortality who has left hope behind, and howls like an animal, yet with human sobs, on entering the dark valley, made more awful by a certain gurgling melodiousness -- I find myself beginning with the letters gl when I try to imitate it -- expressive of a mind which has reached the gelatinous, mildewy stage in the mortification of all healthy and courageous thought.
Still ignorant of the fate of those who had trusted to the aid of the swift current, he at first listened intently to any signal or sounds of alarm, which might announce the good or evil fortune of their hazardous undertaking.
Up the stone stair they ran, and a great sound of weeping was presently heard.
At the sound of the pony's hoofs on the rough island road, as the animal moved, the curtains were parted for a few inches only.
And as yet it was only a warning of evil, not the evil accomplished; the ground began to look bare whenever some passing sound temporarily frightened the birds.
At these sounds, long unheard, Rostov's spirits rose, as at the strains of the merriest music.
She had protected him like a lioness when the big puarka (which, in Jerry's vocabulary, along with grunts and squeals, was the combination of sound, or word, for "pig") had tried to devour him where he was cornered under the high-piled plantation house.
There was a light in the room, as he could see from under the door, but there was no sound of any one moving.
I was delighted when I first discovered that a pleasant sound, which often saluted my ears, proceeded from the throats of the little winged animals who had often intercepted the light from my eyes.
As I kept passing and repassing the filling or woof of marline between the long yarns of the warp, using my own hand for the shuttle, and as Queequeg, standing sideways, ever and anon slid his heavy oaken sword between the threads, and idly looking off upon the water, carelessly and unthinkingly drove home every yarn: I say so strange a dreaminess did there then reign all over the ship and all over the sea, only broken by the intermitting dull sound of the sword, that it seemed as if this were the Loom of Time, and I myself were a shuttle mechanically weaving and weaving away at the Fates.
Rich, respected, fairly well educated and of sound health--with many other advantages usually valued by those having them and coveted by those who have them not--I sometimes think that I should be less unhappy if they had been denied me, for then the contrast between my outer and my inner life would not be continually demanding a painful attention.