hear oneself think, can't
Be unable to concentrate because there is too much noise. For example, There was so much noise from the jackhammers we couldn't hear ourselves think. [Early 1900s]
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I think a lot of it has to do with the attitude and the energy behind it and the honesty.
“I think the types of stories we do are very similar to what happened with hip-hop,” says Jones.
“I think for trans men who are dating every time they hook up they have another coming out,” Sandler said.
I think a large majority of our fans are [other] nationalities.
Think back to the Bush-Kerry race of 2004, the Thrilla in Vanilla.
You would not think it too much to set the whole province in flames so that you could have your way with this wretched child.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
Liszt looked at it, and to her fright and dismay cried out in a fit of impatience, "No, I won't hear it!"
But I hope at least to play to him a few times, and what is more important, to hear him play repeatedly.
Few people, I think, realize that, and fewer still realize the reasonable consequences of that.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
And although we gabbled freely enough, MacRae avoided all mention of the persons of whom I most wished to hear.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair