The cook was bad-tempered, the old coachman was deaf
, and Esther the only one who ever took any notice of the young lady.
My grandmother always spoke in a very loud tone to foreigners, as if they were deaf
Numberless recent massacres were still vivid in their recollections; nor was there any ear in the provinces so deaf
as not to have drunk in with avidity the narrative of some fearful tale of midnight murder, in which the natives of the forests were the principal and barbarous actors.
I laugh and hoot at ye, ye cricket-players, ye pugilists, ye deaf
Burkes and blinded Bendigoes
As, blind and deaf
, the whale plunged forward, as if by sheer power of speed to rid himself of the iron leech that had fastened to him; as we thus tore a white gash in the sea, on all sides menaced as we flew, by the crazed creatures to and fro rushing about us; our beset boat was like a ship mobbed by ice-isles in a tempest, and striving to steer through their complicated channels and straits, knowing not at what moment it may be locked in and crushed.
Everywhere that he turned were prison bars, and hostile eyes following him; the well-fed, sleek policemen, from whose glances he shrank, and who seemed to grip their clubs more tightly when they saw him; the saloon-keepers, who never ceased to watch him while he was in their places, who were jealous of every moment he lingered after he had paid his money; the hurrying throngs upon the streets, who were deaf
to his entreaties, oblivious of his very existence--and savage and contemptuous when he forced himself upon them.
It needs not to be told;--every day is telling it,--telling it, too, in the ear of One who is not deaf
, though he be long silent.
One does not find out what a hold the chalet has taken upon him, until he presently comes upon a new house-- a house which is aping the town fashions of Germany and France, a prim, hideous, straight-up-and-down thing, plastered all over on the outside to look like stone, and altogether so stiff, and formal, and ugly, and forbidding, and so out of tune with the gracious landscape, and so deaf
and dumb and dead to the poetry of its surroundings, that it suggests an undertaker at a picnic, a corpse at a wedding, a puritan in Paradise.
Each boy said to himself: "There's the old deaf
and dumb Spaniard that's been about town once or twice lately -- never saw t'other man before.
held fast within the prison walls of her own nature, blind in the presence of revelation because she had never used the spiritual eye, deaf
to angelic voices because she had not used the spiritual ear.
My mother does not hear; she is a little deaf
Reed was blind and deaf
on the subject: she never saw him strike or heard him abuse me, though he did both now and then in her very presence, more frequently, however, behind her back.