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hear out

(transitive, adverb) to listen in regard to every detail and give a proper or full hearing to
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  • The man with the suitcase did not wait to hear out his tirade.

    The Yukon Trail

    William MacLeod Raine
  • Hence I took occasion to give him a full and particular account of all my adventures, which he had the patience to hear out.

  • What does he ever hear—out in camp so much—and when at home lounging in his long chair or shooting in the paddy fields?

  • Before he sits down he pauses a moment to hear out the companion on whose arm he had been leaning.

    The Grandissimes George Washington Cable
  • And besides, his story was really so interesting, and she was so very anxious to hear out the rest of it to the very end.

  • So Dolly waited and in a few moments she could hear out in the hall much giggling and many footsteps.

    Two Little Women Carolyn Wells
  • Divo Pan is the divo who makes all the music that you hear out of doors,—the music of the wind and the water and the bird-songs.

    My Friend Prospero Henry Harland
Idioms and Phrases with hear out

hear out

Listen to someone's discourse until the end, allow someone to speak fully, as in Please hear me out before you jump to any conclusions. [ First half of 1600s ]
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