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Synonyms for listening

the act of hearing attentively

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Cautiously the two beasts moved forward toward the listening post of the Germans.
Prying, and peeping, and listening are the natural occupations of people situated as we are.
After listening for a few moments, they could clearly hear, above the roar and tumult out of doors, this shout repeated; and that with a shrillness and energy, which denoted that it came from some person in great distress or terror.
Medlock opening the door to come in drew back into the corridor and stood listening amazed.
I cannot understand how that can be, for in truth to my mind there is no better reading in the world, and I have here two or three of them, with other writings that are the very life, not only of myself but of plenty more; for when it is harvest-time, the reapers flock here on holidays, and there is always one among them who can read and who takes up one of these books, and we gather round him, thirty or more of us, and stay listening to him with a delight that makes our grey hairs grow young again.
A man, breathing heavily, stood for a moment upon the threshold, his head stooped a little as though listening.
Sheldon smiled and beat a further retreat within himself, listening the while to Joan and Tudor propounding the theory of the strong arm by which the white man ordered life among the lesser breeds.
When Captain Jim and she happened to visit the little house at the same time there was much sport for the listening.
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.