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1. Wanting the sense of hearing, either wholly or in part; unable to perceive sounds; hard of hearing; as, a deaf man. Come on my right hand, for this ear is deaf. (Shak)

2. Unwilling to hear or listen; determinedly inattentive; regardless; not to be persuaded as to facts, argument, or exhortation; with to; as, deaf to reason. O, that men's ears should be to counsel deaf, but not to flattery! (Shak)

3. Deprived of the power of hearing; deafened. Deaf with the noise, i took my hasty flight. (Dryden)

4. Obscurely heard; stifled; deadened. A deaf murmur through the squadron went. (Dryden)

5. Decayed; tasteless; dead; as, a deaf nut; deaf corn. If the season be unkindly and intemperate, they [peppers] will catch a blast; and then the seeds will be deaf, void, light, and naught. (Holland) deaf and dumb, without the sense of hearing or the faculty of speech. See deaf-mute.

Origin: oe. Def, deaf, deef, as. Deaf; akin to D. Doof, g. Taub, Icel. Daufr, dan. Dov, Sw. Dof, goth. Daubs, and prob. To E. Dumb (the original sense being, dull as applied to one of the senses), and perh. To gr. (for) blind, smoke, vapor, folly, and to g. Toben to rage. Cf. Dumb.

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Re: question for evolutionary biologist.

... supports your belief if you want. We have continually tried to show you how your "evidence" is misguided, but you're not listening. A deaf man cannot hear. A blind man cannot see. A closed mind can be opened, but only if it wants to be opened. Yours does not.

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Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:56 pm
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Re: Sound and how the brain reacts to it

... o Alpha waves which affect some peoples brains in this way. It's like trying to explain colour to someone who sees black and white or sound to a deaf person though isnt it!! I watch some rubics cube videos on YouTube and the clicking noise is pretty good although u can't beat listening to it ...

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by Devlman
Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:22 am
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Topic: Sound and how the brain reacts to it
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Famous People with Disabilities

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Are mixed nationality marriages a good idea?

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Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:17 am
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Topic: Are mixed nationality marriages a good idea?
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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... a house notices the roof is on fire. He also is aware that someone is in the house. He has no way of communicating with the householder as he is a deaf mute. He notices that the front yard is laid with loose pebbles. He goes into the yard and arranges some of the pebbles of a particular colour ...

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by scottie
Fri May 20, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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