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listen to someone or something

 
1. to pay attention to and hear someone or something. Listen to me! Hear what I have to say! I want to listen to his speech.
2. to heed someone, orders, or advice. Listen to me! Do what I tell you! You really should listen to his advice.
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Still thou canst listen to me and grant me thy compassion.
My heart was full, and I did not answer him, but as I proceeded, I weighed the various arguments that he had used and determined at least to listen to his tale.
I am one of the sensible ones, I suppose," I replied, "for nobody ever wanted me to listen to blandishments.
It has interested me," went on the Man of Wrath, "in my idle moments, to listen to their talk.
I will be true, and listen to my little bell whenever it may ring.
You see his beauty and elegance--you witness his breeding--you listen to his sense and information--what more is necessary to fall in love with him?
Messieurs," said he, "let no one of you raise his head as he walks, or appear to pay attention to me; continue walking, we are alone, listen to me.
Monsieur," he said, "I listen to you eagerly, and yet I am puzzled.
We know we love each other, and I'm not going to listen to any talk about time making us doubt it.
If he refuses to listen to the lecture and goes on the war path, then, unpleasantly for me, I assure you, I shall be compelled to thrash him and his village, first: and, next, I shall triple the fine he must pay and lecture the law into him a trifle more compendiously.
But he would not listen to her, and caught her to him, and behold
And of course he knows himself that he is doing himself no sort of good with his moans; he knows better than anyone that he is only lacerating and harassing himself and others for nothing; he knows that even the audience before whom he is making his efforts, and his whole family, listen to him with loathing, do not put a ha'porth of faith in him, and inwardly understand that he might moan differently, more simply, without trills and flourishes, and that he is only amusing himself like that from ill-humour, from malignancy.
Therefore a wise prince ought to hold a third course by choosing the wise men in his state, and giving to them only the liberty of speaking the truth to him, and then only of those things of which he inquires, and of none others; but he ought to question them upon everything, and listen to their opinions, and afterwards form his own conclusions.
Listen to me, rather than add to my destruction, rather than add to my ignominy
But Master Coppenole, the hosier, must needs rise of a sudden, and Gringoire was forced to listen to him deliver, amid universal attention, the following abominable harangue.