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  1. Auricular confession often works miracles of this kind. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  2. This disease- an abnormal formation of bone in the brain- afflicted him with excruciating pains in the head, sleeplessness, fear of death, and strange auricular delusions. – Great Violinists And Pianists by George T. Ferris
  3. A curious feature of his deafness was the gradual manner in which the auricular nerve decayed; he first lost the power of catching the higher notes of singers or instruments, as we have seen, while deep, low sounds were long audible to him; this may account for the prevalence of those deep- lying tones in almost all his later works, especially the Second Mass and the Ninth Symphony. – Beethoven: A Memoir (2nd Ed.) by Elliott Graeme
  4. Thus then I say that auricular figures be those which worke alteration in th'eare by sound, accent, time, and slipper volubilitie in vtterance, such as for that respect was called by the auncients numerositie of speach. – The Arte of English Poesie by George Puttenham
  5. One of the most diabolical schemes under the cover of auricular confession had perfectly succeeded. – The Priest, The Woman And The Confessional by Father Chiniquy
  6. It's too hard that a gentleman cannot take his ride home from a race, or a merry- making, but he must have his throat cut from ear to ear- ear to ear, Sir;" and with these words, the speaker's own auricular protuberances seemed to glow, as if in conscious horror, with a double carnation. – Pelham, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton Last Updated: March 16, 2009
  7. The Interim furthermore demanded the immediate reintroduction of abolished ceremonies, such as exorcism and other ceremonies of Baptism, confirmation by bishops, auricular confession, extreme unction, episcopal ordination, and the like. – Historical Introductions to the Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church by Friedrich Bente
  8. Their desire to put space between themselves and the barbarous denizens of the Desert,- of whose barbarity they had now obtained both ocular and auricular proof,- had very naturally deprived them of that prudent coolness which the occasion required. – The Boy Slaves by Mayne Reid
  9. With his free hand he felt for and found the rather elaborate contraption that furnished him with the means to counteract his auricular deficiencies. – Yollop by George Barr McCutcheon
  10. 141 Of Auricular figures working by exchange. – The Arte of English Poesie by George Puttenham
  11. Auricular Confession, as the Rev. – The Priest, The Woman And The Confessional by Father Chiniquy
  12. The inquisitors were compelled to act with great reserve and caution in this affair, that they might not furnish the Lutherans with new arguments against auricular confession, and the Catholics with a motive for employing it less frequently. – The History of the Inquisition of Spain from the Time of its Establishment to the Reign of Ferdinand VII. by Juan Antonio Llorente
  13. " He is stone dead," said he in despairing tones; " his ears are cold, and there is no pulsation in the auricular artery." – Captain Fracasse by Theophile Gautier
  14. But Miss Liz McCreath, while noting these, let the blanks pass, comfortably sure in her mind that so soon as she got Jo Girmory by himself, she knew a way of making him tell her all about it- the same, indeed, as that by which May Girmory had brought Sandy O'Neil to full auricular confession. – Patsy by S. R. Crockett
  15. Henry Tudor hanged the men who believed in the Pope, and burnt alive those who disbelieved in transubstantiation, auricular confession, and the other 'Six Articles. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  16. Under date of July, 1832, Mr. G. writes, " I wish you could have been at the breakfast table with me this morning to have seen and heard what I saw and heard, not that I wish your ear and heart and soul pained as mine is, with every day's observation 'of wrong and outrage' with which this place is filled, but that you might have auricular and ocular evidence of the cruelty of slavery, of cruelties that mortal language can never describe- that you might see the tender mercies of a hardened slaveholder, one who bears the name of being one of the mildest and most merciful masters of which this island can boast. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  17. " Hearing," said he, " is auricular sight." – Anecdotes & Incidents of the Deaf and Dumb by W. R. Roe
  18. They recall, as regards situation, the posterior auricular muscle of man. – Artistic Anatomy of Animals by Édouard Cuyer