The pirate continued talking much in this way for some time, but without producing any effect upon his hearers.
He gives what His hearers might be assumed to be able to assimilate; but that is all.
This simple action had the effect of making both her hearers extremely nervous, they could not have explained why.
But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
There can be no doubt that he was dealing with a situation thoroughly familiar to, and understood by, his hearers.
His hearers looked at him, and Mr. Wade alone understood his thoughts.
He paused, preoccupied; he was thinking less of his hearers than of himself.
The words of the speaker sank deeply into the hearts of his hearers.
I had expected to stir the imagination of my hearers, for my own was aglow.
Most of his hearers were silent now, on tiptoe of expectation.
Old English heran (Anglian), (ge)hieran, hyran (West Saxon) "to hear, listen (to), obey, follow; accede to, grant; judge," from Proto-Germanic *hauzjan (cf. Old Norse heyra, Old Frisian hora, Dutch horen, German hören, Gothic hausjan), perhaps from PIE *kous- "to hear" (see acoustic). The shift from *-z- to -r- is a regular feature in some Germanic languages.
For spelling, see see head (n.); spelling distinction between hear and here developed 1200-1550. Old English also had the excellent adjective hiersum "ready to hear, obedient," literally "hear-some" with suffix from handsome, etc. Hear, hear! (1680s) was originally imperative, used as an exclamation to call attention to a speaker's words; now a general cheer of approval. Originally it was hear him!
v. heard (hûrd), hear·ing, hears
To perceive (sound) by the ear.