stone deaf


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stone deaf

Totally unable to hear, as in Poor Grandpa, in the last year he's become stone deaf. [First half of 1800s]
See also: deaf, stone
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I know some former soldiers who are stone deaf following their time in the forces.
I heard the faith healer complain about his arthritis to his wife, a dwarf, stone deaf.
Ginny immediately picked a beautiful white kitten; only later did Philip learn that Madam was stone deaf.
Keith said: "If I was stone deaf I could still play as long as I could see Charlie's left hand.
I can hear the guffawing already among the older generation, some of whom are stone deaf to the idea that any footballer could ever be fit to lace Best's boots.
Prince Philip apparently revealed that when heart–throbs One Direction played at The Royal Variety Performance (STV) he and the Queen never heard a thing because they are both stone deaf.
I loved his waspish comment this week when, responding to a question about what his favourite Royal Variety act had been he replied he didn't know as he was stone deaf anyway.
Mrs Richards said: "He was really quite a quiet man, a carpenter by trade, and he was stone deaf.
Therefore two-parts blind and stone deaf, Exotic Dancer pottered round half-asleep and was still last three out and hadn't the slightest clue he was in a race.
Jessie had been stone deaf from the age of about ten, and though she was a dab hand at lip-reading, Dad was no great enunciator, and neither was I.
The stone deaf Beethoven was on the podium, conducting.
TIBBY is 14 years old and is stone deaf but walks well on a harness.
It premiered at the same concert as the Ninth Symphony - the famous performance at which the composer, stone deaf, had to be turned around to see the audience's applause.
The fact he has had such a brilliant rival for the No 7 jersey in Justin Tipuric has ensured there are those Welsh followers who are, and always will be, stone deaf to claims Warburton's Test primacy at openside is justified.