If he had expected any display from his hearer he must have been disappointed.
These transfer the hearer's sympathies from the wife to the husband.
He waved his thin white hand in completion of a suggestion which made his hearer bridle her stout person.
But the intensity of each word burnt it into the hearer as it was spoken.
It was evident that he was both impressed and certain of impressing his hearer.
He stopped, having an uncomfortable suspicion that his hearer was not listening.
O that its light may shine into the heart and the conscience of every hearer!
The hearer simply knows how the voices to which he listens are produced.
What he said of the human sacrifices especially interested his hearer.
This kind of self-laudation benefits the hearer, and changes his opinion.
Old English heran (Anglian), (ge)hieran, hyran (West Saxon) "to hear, listen (to), obey, follow; accede to, grant; judge," from Proto-Germanic *hauzjan (cf. Old Norse heyra, Old Frisian hora, Dutch horen, German hören, Gothic hausjan), perhaps from PIE *kous- "to hear" (see acoustic). The shift from *-z- to -r- is a regular feature in some Germanic languages.
For spelling, see see head (n.); spelling distinction between hear and here developed 1200-1550. Old English also had the excellent adjective hiersum "ready to hear, obedient," literally "hear-some" with suffix from handsome, etc. Hear, hear! (1680s) was originally imperative, used as an exclamation to call attention to a speaker's words; now a general cheer of approval. Originally it was hear him!
v. heard (hûrd), hear·ing, hears
To perceive (sound) by the ear.