COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a court hears a case
▪ The county court will hear the case next month.
a hearing aid
▪ Many of the older residents wear hearing aids.
a hearing problem
▪ There are special telephones for people with hearing problems.
a hearing test
▪ I went for a hearing test last week.
alarmed to see/hear etc
▪ He was alarmed to discover that his car was gone.
astonished to see/find/hear/learn etc
▪ We were astonished to find the temple still in its original condition.
be gratified to see/hear/learn etc
▪ John was gratified to see the improvement in his mother’s health.
curious to know/see/hear etc
▪ Mandy was curious to know what happened.
disappointed to hear/see/find etc
▪ Visitors were disappointed to find the museum closed.
disciplinary hearing/committee (=a meeting or group that decides if someone should be punished)
▪ the right to a fair trial
fascinated to see/hear/learn etc
▪ Ed was fascinated to see gorillas in the wild.
glad to see/hear etc
▪ I’m glad to see you looking so well.
hard of hearing
Have you heard the one about
▪ Have you heard the one about the chicken who tried to cross the road?
hear a click
▪ She heard a click, and then the line went dead.
hear a noise
▪ She heard a strange noise.
hear a programme
▪ I heard an interesting programme on the radio yesterday.
hear a rumour
▪ I heard a rumour that she was leaving.
hear a sound
▪ She heard the sound of a car starting.
hear a story (also listen to a story)
▪ I’ve heard that story a hundred times.
hear a view (also listen to a view)
▪ a chance to hear people’s views on a range of different subjects
hear an announcement
▪ Everyone was shocked when they heard the announcement.
hear an appeal (=listen to all the facts)
▪ The FA will hear Chelsea's appeal against the fine next week.
hear an explosion
▪ Marie was reading in bed when she heard the explosion.
▪ Have you heard the latest gossip about Steve?
hear sb's prayer
▪ God must have heard my prayers.
hear sth on the radio
▪ I heard on the radio that the weather was going to get warmer.
hear the news (=hear about something that has happened)
▪ She was really upset when she heard the news.
▪ We’ve heard nothing from her for weeks.
▪ He heard someone’s footsteps in the hall.
▪ It may not be true – I only heard it second hand.
▪ a type of hearing loss that affects language development
hear/try a case (=listen to the evidence before making a judgment)
▪ The case will be heard by a federal judge.
horrified to see/hear/find etc
▪ She was horrified to discover that he loved Rose.
interested to hear/know/see etc
▪ I’d be very interested to hear your opinion.
it is disheartening to hear/see etc sth
▪ It’s disheartening to see what little progress has been made.
lose your sight/hearing/voice/balance etc
▪ Mr Eyer may lose the sight in one eye.
▪ The tour was postponed when the lead singer lost his voice.
▪ Julian lost his balance and fell.
mortified to hear/find etc
▪ Nora was mortified to discover that her daughter had been out drinking.
overjoyed to hear/find/see etc sth
▪ He was overjoyed to see his mother again.
pleased to hear/see/report etc
▪ I’m pleased to tell you that you’ve got the job.
restore sb’s sight/hearing (=make someone who cannot hear or who is blind, hear or see again)
shock sb to hear/learn/discover etc that
▪ They had been shocked to hear that the hospital was closing down.
▪ It shocked me to think how close we had come to being killed.
sorry to hear/see/learn
▪ I was sorry to hear about your accident.
the jury hears sth (=is told information about a crime)
▪ The jury heard how the attack followed an argument in a bar.
visually/hearing/mentally etc impaired (=used to describe someone who cannot see, hear etc well)
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
▪ Doyle confirms this: Most of the good songs which I heard about came to me that way.
▪ There was a time when I heard about good things only.
▪ I think I heard about thirty.
▪ Almost everything you read or hear about Lent refers to its being a 40-day period.
▪ The children come home with news - some one's been sick, and so on - that you probably wouldn't hear about otherwise.
▪ It seems people want to write and hear about bad, negative things.
▪ Many riders we hear about seem unjustifiably timid about taking themselves and their horses off across the countryside.
▪ And yet you never hear about one sect of Baywatchers violently terrorizing another.
▪ Did you ever hear such dopey names?
▪ Jasper did not interrupt, me or anyone else, that I ever heard.
▪ Shakespear's Sister took to the stage to what must be the worst intro tape I've ever heard.
▪ The first time I ever heard him laugh.
▪ The crowded church was silent for a few seconds at these words no citizen of Decin had ever heard before.
▪ Understandably, few had ever heard of Max Weber.
▪ Ain't you ever heard of taking people out of themselves?
▪ All we ever heard was that the woman has to be submissive.
▪ Louise said she first heard about her the day you were leaving school.
▪ Maybe the child who had first heard that story would use that phrase, but not the scientist talking to me now.
▪ It was in the mighty theophany at Mount Sinai that they first heard his word of life.
▪ Bernstein had first heard this in late August from a reporter on an-other newspaper.
▪ Baker was first heard no record in a public jam session of 1941 and quickly established an unbeatable reputation in London clubs.
▪ Robinson first heard the Vocaleers when they came in second at the Apollo amateur night.
▪ The Ravel was made by the composer in 1921, and was, in fact, first heard in this arrangement.
▪ The thing I like about this theory is that when people first hear about it they laugh.
▪ The Magellan party was never heard from again.
▪ That smoke rising from the chimney, for example, has never heard of time, space, qualities, or quantities.
▪ I've never heard you swear in my life.
▪ Best player you never heard of.
▪ He had never heard anyone give more orders than his present Bishop and he dearly wanted to try his hand.
▪ But I never heard anything like Rudy.
▪ I never heard his wife or son exchange more than a few words with him.
▪ We never see Sissie, never hear from her again.
▪ We heard of a case in which an unfortunate man accidentally swallowed one.
▪ The preliminary hearing in the case began Monday.
▪ Two days before it started grenades were thrown at the home of one of the judges hearing the case.
▪ The courts hear about 40-45 cases a day.
▪ A key question for the court is whether Jackson held his views about Microsoft before he began hearing the case.
▪ We have heard cases of players being offered £5,000 to change clubs.
▪ The court had heard Mrs Fitchew's travel agency business had failed and her home was about to be repossessed.
▪ The high court heard oral arguments today in a case that, in effect, seeks to throw out the census numbers.
▪ Left to die: Court hears of twins' death in barn fire.
▪ A court hearing is scheduled for Feb. 14.
▪ But a breath test revealed an alcohol content of 88 milligrammes - more than twice the limit, the court in Pontefract heard.
▪ The court has heard how some couples lost their life savings after investing with a financial advisory service run by Christopher How.
▪ The high court will hear arguments in the case later this year.
▪ We stay with William-and just hear the door open and a voice come down the corridor.
▪ And they heard a door slam inside.
▪ She didn't hear the door open or feel the hands that eased her to her feet.
▪ A few moments later, I heard the front door shut.
▪ He heard footsteps passing his door as some one made their way home.
▪ When he heard the heavy doors open, the loud voices, he knew what to expect.
▪ Then she heard an outer door close, and guessed that refreshment had been delivered.
▪ An then, miraculously, she heard footsteps and, looking round, saw a woman approaching.
▪ At the second house, he hears music and footsteps behind the door, but no one answers.
▪ She hadn't heard his footsteps.
▪ Guards shouted in the corridor where she heard frequent footsteps.
▪ No doubt if she had been less absorbed, she would have heard the footsteps ring out into the frosty night behind her.
▪ I heard footsteps and then Sonya opened the door without unhooking the chain, just enough to check me out.
▪ At about three o'clock in the morning we heard the sound of footsteps outside the bedroom.
▪ He heard footsteps walking around in the room above and then descending the stairs.
▪ Tony did not often hear music.
▪ At the second house, he hears music and footsteps behind the door, but no one answers.
▪ His family was poor, and poor people did not often hear music.
▪ They come to hear music and end up mingling with a lot of people they may not mingle with in everyday life.
▪ I wanted to hear some music, I said.
▪ George once had a patient who heard Led Zeppelin music each time a particular temporal lobe site was stimulated.
▪ She said something he could not hear and the music ceased.
▪ You hear muted music, the lower octaves from an organ.
▪ We're waiting to hear the News.
▪ We sat with the parents whose children were in that class as they waited to hear the news.
▪ Bill had heard the news that morning when he arrived at school.
▪ Like some one who has just heard the news of a death, Tom thought.
▪ She would hear any news that mattered.
▪ Then you hear the news, and it's, well, unbelievable.
▪ If it was the hospital, she realised she was terrified to hear the news.
▪ Immediately on hearing the news from Pat Buchanan he had gone into his hideaway study.
▪ And beneath his feet Hencke could hear the terrifying noise of water beginning to slop its way through the bilges.
▪ It was sweet to hear the noise.
▪ In the distance they heard the noise of the horn.
▪ On hearing a noise, he and Barnabas sat straight up, seeing only a silhouette in the doorway.
▪ For about ten minutes everything was quiet, but suddenly I heard a noise on my side of the moat.
▪ As she heard the noise of the front door slamming she awoke with a feeling of relief.
▪ Turn out the lights, they hear rustling noises downstairs: a gang of cauliflower trying the back door.
▪ Instead he could hear a roaring sound of blood in his ears.
▪ Upon hearing its sound, she groaned.
▪ Now he heard a low whistling sound which seemed to come from the rear of the box.
▪ Primo hears a sound that could be a car, miles from them, moving slowly through the city.
▪ As we dozed off, we heard the sound of approaching footsteps and voices, which jerked us quickly back to life.
▪ Because you can almost hear the sound of consumer prices falling all over the country.
▪ Nothing was heard apart from the sound of lead boots walking up and down or the revving of a motorbike.
▪ I heard the sound of the train whistle as the train pulled into Montpelier Junction.
▪ I had heard the story before, along with another one reputedly originating from the same school.
▪ I came to quite another conclusion after hearing the stories of their lives.
▪ I expect her to shout at me, having heard an alternative story from Teddy.
▪ She just liked to hear the story.
▪ She'd heard stories about people being attacked and their handbags stolen and so decided not to walk across town alone.
▪ I heard this story from my father a lot.
▪ We heard the story of the bear later.
▪ Hundreds of area schoolchildren have heard her story.
▪ He could hear her voice talking softly now, from inside Chrissy's room.
▪ What did he hear in her voice?
▪ It was then Gedanken realized that all along she had been hearing the voices of the beetles over a loudspeaker.
▪ Presently, in the prison silences of Yeravda Temple, the Mahatma heard that still small voice calling him to action.
▪ For a moment she did not hear the voices around her.
▪ And when I closed my eyes, I heard her voice.
▪ Sleep, he heard a voice say, close by his ear.
▪ Roland heard her voice again, remembered all that had happened, and fell for his first love.
▪ Peter had heard every word that the policemen had said.
▪ I knew what cancer was long before I heard the word.
▪ She heard again every word he had spoken; she reconstructed his face, his body, his clothes.
▪ After that, and to this day, I never heard another word from her.
▪ If you are literary or verbal, you might it hear words.
▪ Haven't heard a word about that lately.
▪ Some language learners also find it easier to hear e.g. a word initial sound at a predictable point in a frame.
▪ Still Ralph heard every word of every speech as though it were the crystalline note of an ice chime.
▪ Some of the time he is clearly telling me what he thinks I would like to hear.
▪ Or would you first like to hear about the Old Folks' Open and the eloquence of its surprise winner?
▪ I'd like to hear why you're on the run.
▪ I'd like to hear more about the rationale for such decals.
▪ I would like to hear from anybody who has undertaken the DipSW.
▪ It was a rousing speech-the kind of speech that Roosevelt liked to hear.
▪ I'd like to hear what came out.
▪ Would you like to hear it? ... I shall take your glowering silence to indicate you would.
▪ But I want to hear it all.
▪ No one ever wants to hear about the painful parts of my past.
▪ And knew, with a sinking heart, that there wasn't a single one he wanted to hear.
▪ More than anything else, teenage girls want to be heard.
▪ He did not want to have to speak for he did not want to hear the sound of his own voice.
▪ I want to hear about jobs.
▪ We want to hear your views about any issue affecting the countryside.
▪ If you want to hear it, you have to drive it.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
(hear the sound of) wedding bells
be to be seen/found/heard etc
▪ A comparable tendency is to be found in the theatre.
▪ A similar situation is to be found in other regions of the world.
▪ Further comments on attaching priorities to different subjects and to different levels of material are to be found in Chapter 3.
▪ He was to be found lurking in the band's dressing room whenever they ventured into Mancunian territory, which was often.
▪ It was to be found in the libraries of other leading Virginians: Lord Botetourt, Thos.
▪ She and two of the Aussies then proceeded to the next floor where guest bedrooms were to be found.
▪ The only reference to sustainable development was to be found in paragraph two hundred and thirteen.
▪ These words, in his own hand, are to be found, framed, inside the hall.
children should be seen and not heard
hear sth on the grapevine
in/within sb's hearing
it does your heart good to see/hear sth
make yourself heard/understood/known etc
▪ As we will soon see, the inability to make oneself understood properly was at the root of the crisis in Vicos.
▪ But only one side was making itself heard.
▪ Hardly a practicable solution when she didn't even know if she could make herself understood.
▪ He makes himself known with a tiny, metallic clink-clink-clink from within the bushes.
▪ I yelled to make myself heard above the deafening roar of the wind and the sea.
▪ To leave was to admit defeat in this peculiar ritual of making myself known.
▪ Yet lay people had almost no way of making themselves heard in Rome.
mental/visual/cognitive/hearing etc impairment
▪ An artist who has a visual impairment, working with and not against its limitations.
▪ Five years after his illness began the patient complained of progressive visual impairment.
▪ Hearing checks are essential as conductive hearing impairment is very frequent in young children.
▪ However, visual impairment does seem to be related to both anxiety and depression.
▪ Nausea, visual impairment, or headache occasionally occur.
▪ The authors recognise the many methodological problems in studying disabilities that may result from hearing impairment.
▪ The complete lack of cognitive improvements leads them to suggest that cognitive impairment is intrinsically associated with long-term morbidity in schizophrenia.
▪ This is one reason why hearing impairment in childhood is totally different from hearing loss in adult life.
not hear a dickybird
not hear/understand/believe a word
▪ Do not believe a word of it.
▪ For the rest of the journey Maria prattled on about Bradford, but Ruth did not hear a word.
▪ However, it also shows that they are not very useful, for Hera did not believe a word of it.
▪ I kept it up until I was certain you were not hearing a word.
▪ To date I've not heard word one about such a plague in the Czech Republic.
▪ We had not heard a word about my father all this time.
sb hasn't heard the last of sb/sth
sb will never hear the last of sth
the first I knew/heard
▪ And yet these hills are the first I knew and loved.
▪ It was the first I knew about it.
the hard of hearing
the last I heard
▪ I had a feeling it would be the last I heard of him.
▪ She came and collected the keys, and that was the last I heard from her.
you could hear a pin drop
you should have seen/heard sth
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ "Nina's quit her job." "Yes, so I've heard."
▪ Did you hear that noise?
▪ Did you hear them announce the result?
▪ Didn't you hear when I called you?
▪ Grandma doesn't hear as well as she used to.
▪ How did you hear about our company?
▪ I hear you're moving to Toronto.
▪ I heard a great new song on the radio.
▪ I heard a rumor that Katya was coming back.
▪ I heard the front door close, and knew that Bob had left for work.
▪ I could have sworn I heard the phone ringing.
▪ I love to hear a baby laugh like that.
▪ I suppose you've heard what happened.
▪ Jeff, did you hear what I said?
▪ Neighbours heard the child screaming and called the police.
▪ Say that again -- I didn't hear you.
▪ She called after him but he kept on walking and pretended not to hear.
▪ Sorry, Mary, but I couldn't hear a word you said.
▪ Suddenly we heard a knock at the door.
▪ We've heard such a lot about you from our daughter.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Conservative and radical scientific ideas were disseminated from Paris by naturalists and anatomists returning home inspired by what they had heard.
▪ He heard him speak to some one in the background.
▪ He and Richard must have heard about these things but in general they had failed to register.
▪ It seems people want to write and hear about bad, negative things.
▪ Occasional gunshots can still be heard, though no one seems to know who fires the guns and if anyone is hit.
▪ What would Maya like to hear?
▪ When I hear you talk, Michael, I hear myself at your age.