give ear to (someone or something)

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give ear to (someone or something)

To listen carefully or pay close attention to someone or something; to give ample or due consideration to someone or something. I want to assure you that city council is giving ear to all residents who want to lodge complaints. Give ear to what I'm telling you, because it may prove more important than you realize in the future.
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give (an) ear to someone or something

 and give one's ear to someone or something
Fig. to listen to someone or to what someone is saying. (Compare this with get someone's ear.) I gave an ear to Mary so she could tell me her problems. She wouldn't give her ear to my story. He gave ear to the man's request.
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References in classic literature ?
Yet he felt a sense of weight and reproach within his breast, as though he had sinned himself in giving ear to such words.
I thank you from the very depths of my soul for giving ear to the expression of my thoughts.
Dubai: Whatever be the shrill nature of Donald Trump's campaign rhetoric, Hussain Sajwani is not giving ear to it.
The Shura being the assembly of the members who have been chosen by the citizens, the young blood like Sheikh Khalid is also expected to rise to the expectations of the citizens and pay attention to problems being faced by the people of different regions by giving ear to the members and hearing their voices.