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v to make deaf; to cause the loss of all usable hearing.
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And open the window, because the noise of the passers-by and the carts will deafen all who might hear us.
Then it must be written, or she will deafen me with her clamour.
In vain the cannon thundered, in vain from the ship sounded the long and lordly tumult, responded to by immense acclamations from the shore; in vain did the noise deafen the ear of the father, the smoke obscured the cherished object of his aspirations.