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DEAF, DUMB, AND BLIND. A man born deaf, dumb, and blind, is considered an idiot. (q.v.) 1 Bl. Com. 304; F. N. B. 233; 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 2111.

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Wehrli's silence on the conduct and ethics violations committed by the head of his political party deafening. The hypocrisy to decry "silence from the left" less than an hour after a story broke after hearing only silence from him over the last two years about his own party's ethical failings is maddening.
The silence is deafening. But look, it's a free market and they have got a right to do whatever they want to do.
"I did notice booing at the start of the first set and again in the seventh, when it was deafening. James was struggling, but I've always got on with him, I haven't a negative word to say about him - but it wasn't my fault the crowd turned on him."
He was so upset, he wrote an email to NHGOP Chair Jeanie Forrester proclaiming that "the silence of the media regarding my candidacy for Congress is deafening."
So you want a host to recreate the deafening excitement of World Championship Darts?
YENy DELHy (CyHAN)- India's main opposition Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi Monday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his "deafening silence" on scandals involving his ministers.
DEAFENING Hepburn has been very quiet Mark Dingwall, editor of RANGERS fanzine Follow Follow, said: "It's moral and political cowardice for the Sports Minister to dodge the issue.
New Delhi -- India's major opposition Congress party leader Manish Tewari Monday questioned the BJP Government's deafening silence over Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit's invitation to Kashmiri separatist leaders for talks before the foreign secretaries of the two countries meet in Islamabad on August 25.
New Delhi, July 28 ( ANI ): Former union information and broadcasting minister Manish Tewari on Monday questioned the deafening silence of the government on reports of Chinese incursion in Demchok area of Ladakh, and said that it needs to answer to people on this issue.
Summary: The deafening screams in Leicester Square are usually down to Robert Pattinson, but on Thursday night it was all for Leonardo DiCaprio.