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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 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.
I am stone deaf to claims that this extraordinary general meeting is being called with our national game's best interests at heart.
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.
MICK Jagger and the rest of the Stone Deaf due to Advancing Years have announced they are to embark on a world tour.
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.
So, it seems you can now join the force even if you're totally stone deaf.
Chronically sick, in constant pain, stone deaf, childless and unloved, he still wanted to live a 'thousand lives
IF YOU really can't get enough heavy metal, your day will probably be made on Monday when Motorhead release a five-CD retrospective called, suitably enough, Stone Deaf Forever
That night we ran along Swansea Street and when we got as far as Martins shop we sheltered in the doorway - where the lady opened the door and invited us in to keep her company as she had a little baby and her husband, who was stone deaf.
Stanislaw shouted a warning to flee but forgot that his elderly accomplice was stone deaf.
She was quite a normal little girl, but she was deaf, nearly stone deaf.