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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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There are certain sounds that one will never hear again; the receding whine of the some of the louder firecrackers is, in actual fact, the sound of a dying frequency; we are rendered progressively deafer as yet another, perhaps less dire consequence.
FARMERS are getting deafer because of prolonged exposure to agricultural machinery, a study has revealed.
The police observed elections laws vigorously, in the breach, becoming blinder and deafer by the day to the growing violations of both laws and ethics by the ruling coalition.
If you think the Dutchman staying on would have changed the result, you're blinder than Wenger, (below) deafer than Van Persie, and dumber than Bendtner.
Sweeney has a gravelly voice and is a little deafer than the rest of us.