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voic·es

phonophobia.

voices

(voys′ĕz)
In psychiatry, verbal-auditory hallucinations expressed as being heard by the patient.
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Again the impression passed away, as he heard the voices collect near the spot where the white man had so reluctantly abandoned his rifle.
'Don't make excuses,' said the Guard: 'you should have bought one from the engine-driver.' And once more the chorus of voices went on with 'The man that drives the engine.
From the drawing-room Roscoe Sherriff's voice floated out in unconscious comment--
We heard her low voice, and then, in a voice I did not recognise the answer:
"I know not," continued Dupin, "what impression I may have made, so far, upon your own understanding; but I do not hesitate to say that legitimate deductions even from this portion of the testimony - the portion respecting the gruff and shrill voices - are in themselves sufficient to engender a suspicion which should give direction to all farther progress in the investigation of the mystery.
"What curious animal is that which is eating the grass on my lawn?" enquired the man's voice.
Though he had heard my voice when I first addressed him, the sounds had come to him in a manner so contrary to his experience that he had made no answer, "seeing no man", as he expressed it, "and hearing a voice as it were from my own intestines." Until the moment when I placed my mouth in his World, he had neither seen me, nor heard anything except confused sounds beating against -- what I called his side, but what he called his INSIDE or STOMACH; nor had he even now the least conception of the region from which I had come.
"There is one other voice I would fain listen to again," replied the lady, faintly.
"No, friend," said a pleasant and, as it seemed to Prince Andrew, a familiar voice, "what I say is that if it were possible to know what is beyond death, none of us would be afraid of it.
A man was speaking there--Jurgis heard his voice vaguely; but all his thoughts were for this woman's face.
The shipwrecked man, hearing another voice in the room, looked round slowly over his shoulder.
Alice did not dare to disobey, though she felt sure it would all come wrong, and she went on in a trembling voice:--