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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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Their pleas largely fell on deaf ears, and the agreement stayed in place.
A COUNCILLOR engaged on a one-man crusade to get a beat bobby for Bulkington says he is running out of patience after repeated apepals have apparently fell on deaf ears.
At one point, George Shultz had to remind Robert McFarlane that "Israel's agenda is not the same as ours, and an intelligence relationship with Israel concerning Iran might not be one upon which we could fully rely"-a warning that apparently fell on deaf ears.