Reestablishing: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Dec 19, 2008 - 53 pages
Use in Literature DeavesLuis Cervantes turned around to stare at Demetrio, who feigned momentary deafness.ndash;Mariano Azuela in The Underdogs [Mexican Revolt].His deafness makes him seem surly, and he is not naturally inclined to say very much, but there is a good deal in him.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in The Country Doctor.Hortense's absence of mind, with her brother's and the Baroness' deep dejection, made the dinner a melancholy meal, especially with the added chill of the Marshal's utter deafness.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in Cousin Betty.No affair had ever needed the assistance of deafness, impediments of speech, and all the incomprehensible circumlocutions with which Grandet enveloped his ideas, as much as the affair now in hand.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in Eugenie Grandet.The breathing of the soldier in the closet could be distinctly heard, but Madame Servin appeared not to notice it; her feigned ignorance was so obvious that Ginevra recognized it at once for wilful deafness.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in Vendetta.It is the enmity of circumstances and people against the truth, the accumulation of privilege and ignorance, of deafness and unwillingness, the taken sides, the savage conditions accepted, the immovable masses, the tangled lines.ndash;Henri Barbusse in Under Fire.An unquestioned Roumanian ancestry, an extraction indisputably Japanese, find no more favor in his eyes than an assumed stammer, a sham deafness, or a convalescent pallor put on for the occasion.ndash;Reneacute; Bazin in The Ink-Stain, vol 1.That he himself could not hear it, seemed to me the greatest loss his deafness inflicted on him.ndash;Max Beerbohm in And Even Now.He was afflicted by a slight deafness, which, however, the doctor said he would grow out of; the doctor predicted for him a lusty manhood.ndash;Arnold Bennett in The Grim Smile of the Five Towns.Moreover, his deafness did not disappear: there were occasions when it was extremely pronounced.ndash;Arnold Bennett in The Grim Smile of the Five Towns.

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