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Deaf person   /dɛf pˈərsən/   Listen
Deaf person

A person with a severe auditory impairment.

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"Deaf person" Quotes from Famous Books

... at the top of her lungs, as if she were speaking to a deaf person (evidently thinking that a blind one ought to be treated in the same manner), "I have come to tell you something that may annoy you. Monsieur and Madame Phellion have just arrived, and they inform me that their son, Monsieur Felix, ...
— The Lesser Bourgeoisie • Honore de Balzac

... the plaster bust which faced the room from one corner, with its leonine brows and the diffident eyes of a deaf person. ...
— The Shadow of the Cathedral • Vicente Blasco Ibanez

... eye-lids. These phenomena may, I think, be explained in this way. When one of the superior senses is absent, the perceptive force that has watched at the eye, or listened at the ear, is now transferred to other nerves of sensation. In other words, a deaf person is all eyes, and extremely alive to tangible percussions, as will be seen in the case of Dr. Kitto and others. The blind are all ears and fingers, and certain of the inferior animals are all ears and heels; I am not sure but there ...
— The World As I Have Found It - Sequel to Incidents in the Life of a Blind Girl • Mary L. Day Arms

Words linked to "Deaf person" :   mute, someone, soul, mortal, person, deaf-mute, individual, somebody, deaf-and-dumb person, lip reader, deaf

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