To hear well
Hear Hear, v. i. 1. To have the sense or faculty of perceiving sound. ``The hearing ear.'' --Prov. xx. 12. [1913 Webster]

2. To use the power of perceiving sound; to perceive or apprehend by the ear; to attend; to listen. [1913 Webster]

So spake our mother Eve, and Adam heard, Well pleased, but answered not. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. To be informed by oral communication; to be told; to receive information by report or by letter. [1913 Webster]

I have heard, sir, of such a man. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

I must hear from thee every day in the hour. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{To hear ill}, to be blamed. [Obs.]

Not only within his own camp, but also now at Rome, he heard ill for his temporizing and slow proceedings. --Holland.

{To hear well}, to be praised. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Note: Hear, or Hear him, is often used in the imperative, especially in the course of a speech in English assemblies, to call attention to the words of the speaker. [1913 Webster]

Hear him, . . . a cry indicative, according to the tone, of admiration, acquiescence, indignation, or derision. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]


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