To sound into
Sound Sound, v. i. [OE. sounen, sownen, OF. soner, suner, F. sonner, from L. sonare. See {Sound} a noise.] 1. To make a noise; to utter a voice; to make an impulse of the air that shall strike the organs of hearing with a perceptible effect. ``And first taught speaking trumpets how to sound.'' --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

How silver-sweet sound lovers' tongues! --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To be conveyed in sound; to be spread or published; to convey intelligence by sound. [1913 Webster]

From you sounded out the word of the Lord. --1 Thess. i. 8. [1913 Webster]

3. To make or convey a certain impression, or to have a certain import, when heard; hence, to seem; to appear; as, this reproof sounds harsh; the story sounds like an invention. [1913 Webster]

Good sir, why do you start, and seem to fear Things that do sound so fair? --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{To sound in} or {To sound into}, to tend to; to partake of the nature of; to be consonant with. [Obs., except in the phrase To sound in damages, below.] [1913 Webster]

Soun[d]ing in moral virtue was his speech. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

{To sound in damages} (Law), to have the essential quality of damages. This is said of an action brought, not for the recovery of a specific thing, as replevin, etc., but for damages only, as trespass, and the like. [1913 Webster]


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