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A court proceeding that determines a stated issue. For example, a hearing may be held to determine whether or not certain evidence is admissible in a lawsuit.


A legal proceeding conducted by an administrative agency in order to take testimony and arguments for or against a proposed action. Parties may have attorneys present but are not required to do so.Unlike the court system,most agencies permit corporations to appear through an officer or majority shareholder,without requiring an attorney.

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He easily raised his light and emaciated body on his strong sinewy legs and tried to continue saying his prayers, but instead of doing so he involuntarily strained his hearing.
As I had anticipated, when I came to a conclusion, and consequently allowed her an opportunity of saying a few words, she affected to be extremely shocked and surprised at hearing of the nature of her master's pursuits, and reproached me in terms of the most vehement and virtuous indignation for incurring the guilt of abetting them, even though I had done so from the very excusable motive of saving my own life.
I must hear what she has to say--and I should infinitely prefer hearing it in your presence.
Leave her there, if you please, and wait outside within hearing of the bell.
The three took counsel together, on hearing this, and debated what it might be best to do.
He knows you,' replied the girl; 'and knew you were here, for it was by hearing him tell the place that I found you out.
She remembered hearing some sound which she imagined to be the slamming of a door.
How long was it after hearing the shot that you were stopped on the stair by Mr.
One of the best ways to keep a strong sense of hearing into old age, experts say, is to keep a pair of earplugs in your pocket.
Curiously absent from the discussion, however, was a review of the evidence that has accumulated over the past two decades concerning the ability of chemical agents to produce hearing impairment directly (ototoxicity) and to interact with noise exposure yielding either additive or synergistic impairment of the auditory apparatus.
This is an infamous argument in deaf education today, how so many deaf and hard of hearing children are language delayed.
Now, listen carefully, because your hearing depends on it.