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1. in the sense of ‘faculty or sense by which sounds are heard’ is used in contexts where ‘ear(s)’ would now be usual, e.g. Tp. I. ii. 265 “terrible To enter human ,” LLL. II. i. 75 “younger h-s are quite ravished,” Ant. V. ii. 95 “You lie, up to the of the gods,” Ven. 428 “would . . . I had no hearing.”
2. report, news Shr. V. ii. 183 “'Tis a good when children are toward,” Cym. III. i. 4 “theme and ”
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