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 ?
Oft have I thought to have done so; but the devil threatened to tear me in pieces, if I named God, to fetch me body and soul, if I once gave ear to divinity: and now 'tis too late.
Gave ear to me, And now must taste hell-pains perpetually.
"Upon and below, my friend; but wait until we shall have made good our escape, and you shall hear the strangest narrative that ever a Barsoomian of the outer world gave ear to. Now we must steal our thoats and be well away to the north before these fellows discover how we have tricked them."
In replying to a question he stated Prime Minister Imran Khan wanted to focus on real issues as well as gave ear to suggestions of opposition parties to form a strong cabinet,adding PTI backed all admissible demands of opposition parties.
During a two-hour meeting on Thursday evening, Aquino gave ear to Murad's proposals such as the MILF's desire for "enhanced governance on enhanced Bangsamoro territory", which was described as a "sub-state", Leonen said.
MAN 1 (LUTHER) People gave ear to an upstart astrologer who strove to show that the Earth itself revolves rather than the heavens or the firmament, the Sun and the Moon.