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Definitions of listener

  1. someone who listens attentively
  2. One who listens; a hearkener.
  3. One who listens or hearkens.

Usage examples for listener

  1. I enjoy it immensely, if I may be allowed to play the listener. – Hildegarde's Harvest by Laura E. Richards
  2. She therefore went on talking to Margaret, who proved herself a willing listener. – Amy Herbert by Elizabeth Sewell
  3. All his teachers that he ever had," Mrs. Durgin went on, with the mother- pride that soon makes itself tiresome to the listener, " said Jeff done well at school when he had a mind to, and at the Academy he studied real hard. – The Landlord at Lion's Head, Complete by William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009
  4. It was no careless or preoccupied listener who followed point after point of the sermon on the necessity of suffering for the perfecting of the Christian character. – Mr. Hogarth's Will by Catherine Helen Spence
  5. Each listener seemed almost afraid to breathe. – Cord and Creese by James de Mille
  6. A listener, Colonel Annesley? – The Passenger from Calais by Arthur Griffiths
  7. The listener outside lifted his head with a low, startled exclamation. – The Branding Iron by Katharine Newlin Burt
  8. While the general attention was occupied in this way, Father Benwell said a word to Penrose- thus far, a silent listener to the discourse on Art. – The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins
  9. His listener pushed back his chair. – The Grafters by Francis Lynde
  10. This listener- John Fairley was his name- kept his own counsel. – The Weavers, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009
  11. Never in his life had he known such a listener. – The Flirt by Booth Tarkington
  12. The listener just bent his head. – Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing
  13. He had conveyed to the one vitally interested listener that her secret was safe for the time, and this should suffice. – His Unknown Wife by Louis Tracy
  14. It is I who have become the silent listener. – The Man Upstairs and Other Stories by P. G. Wodehouse
  15. It was an inspiration to have such a listener. – Blindfolded by Earle Ashley Walcott
  16. Hasten up, and see if there is any listener. – Springhaven A Tale of the Great War by R. D. Blackmore
  17. The listener became all attention. – The Henchman by Mark Lee Luther
  18. Besides, what was best of all, Adam was an excellent listener. – Patsy by S. R. Crockett
  19. Dull listener, placed amidst the harmonious Whole, Hear'st thou no voice to sense divinely dark? – The Poetical Works of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, Bart. M.P. by Edward Bulwer Lytton
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