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Synonyms for listen

hear

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pay attention

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Synonyms for listen

to make an effort to hear something

to perceive by ear, usually attentively

Synonyms for listen

listen and pay attention

pay close attention to

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Now all hold your breath a moment so I can listen well.
Too-Too leaned down and listened again very hard and long.
Then he pushed open the door and listened. He turned back, held up his finger and nodded.
Mary did not know what "wutherin'" meant until she listened, and then she understood.
"But why did he hate it so?" she asked, after she had listened. She intended to know if Martha did.
Listen. In all times and ages have been women, great wise women.
And thereafter Saxon listened, in a maze, to what almost seemed a wild farrago, save that the strange meaningless phrases were fraught with dim, mysterious significance.
Although Prince Vasili listened reluctantly and not very politely to the elderly lady, even betraying some impatience, she gave him an ingratiating and appealing smile, and took his hand that he might not go away.
She returned to the group where the vicomte was still talking, and again pretended to listen, while waiting till it would be time to leave.
We may be sure that when the day's work was done, when the fight or the chase was over, they gathered round the wood fire and listened to the tales of the story-teller.
Then as he changed, the tales he listened to changed too.
An owl hooted not far off, and Laska, starting, stepped cautiously a few steps forward, and putting her head on one side, began to listen intently.
This done, I put the ladder against the house wall, listened, measured the distance to the open second-floor window with my eye, listened again--and, finding all quiet, began my second and last ascent.
Though the encampment contained many an eye that was long unclosed, and many an ear that listened greedily to catch the faintest evidence of any new alarm, it lay in deep quiet during the remainder of the night.
The ladies, in small numbers, listened to the songs of the singers and the verses of the poets; others listened to the prose, spoken with much art, by men who were neither actors nor poets, but to whom youth and solitude gave an unaccustomed eloquence, which appeared to them better than everything else in the world.