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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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Unfortunately the requests fell on deaf ears and Sam was forced to stand aside while other genuine celebs posed for pics.
A handful of lawmakers suggested that the state wait until the Supreme Court issues a ruling on government-sponsored Commandments displays this June, but their pleas fell on deaf ears.
In the spring of '04, Pell says, Corus personnel began explaining to the automotive OEMs what was going on in the steel market, "but initially it fell on deaf ears." He adds, "Of course, the old agenda of cost down was always there." Other steel company personnel did the same and after three to four months there was a better understanding of what was going on.