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‘Listen’

Below are some examples of sentences from classic literature using the word ‘Listen’.

1

He listened to all their impertinence with the most forbearing courtesy.

From ‘Pride and Prejudice’, by Jane Austen.

2

“Trust in me now, if you please, miss,” said Charley quietly. “I am listening to everything you say.”

From ‘Bleak House’, by Charles Dickens.

3

She was seated between Charlotte and Miss de Bourgh — the former of whom was engaged in listening to Lady Catherine, and the latter said not a word to her all dinner-time.

From ‘Pride and Prejudice’, by Jane Austen.

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Ruffian

“What we pay rates and taxes for I don’t know, when any ruffian can come in and break one’s goods.”

From ‘The Return of Sherlock Holmes’, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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