- 1The faculty of perceiving sounds: people who have very acute hearingMore example sentences
ability to hear, auditory perception, sense of hearing, aural faculty
- They have a keen sense of smell, acute hearing, but poor eyesight.
- Although suffering from poor vision, its sense of hearing and smell is acute and of primary importance in locating food.
- His acute sense of hearing picked up the sound of footfalls coming towards them and he quickly ran to the others.
- 1.1The range within which sounds may be heard; earshot: she had moved out of hearingMore example sentences
- These incidents may be nothing more than lack of service in a retail store or restaurant, or derogatory remarks made within their hearing.
- I first became aware of this phenomenon in the late 70s when someone I knew sang an odd version of the first line of Killer Queen within my hearing.
- No one ever made fun of my sister, at least within my hearing, again.
- 2An opportunity to state one’s case: I think I had a fair hearingMore example sentences
chance to speak, opportunity to be heard; interview, audience
- Perhaps the opportunity for a fair hearing of her case for her niece's custody would render the other judgments moot.
- It is confident of a fair hearing because the council is legally bound to decide applications purely on planning law and not political grounds.
- Market Hall stallholders accused developers of not giving them a fair hearing at the planning meeting in March.
- 2.1 Law An act of listening to evidence in a court of law or before an official, especially a trial before a judge without a jury.More example sentences
- But a point that he made was that the judge at the hearing, the trial judge, misdirected himself to causation, and he did.
- In the case of a continuing wrong done to him a prisoner could expect that a hearing in judicial review proceedings could be obtained with little delay.
- In April, a judge at the preliminary hearing at Stockport County Court ruled the matter was not in the public interest.