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  • children should be seen and not heard — A command issued by adults to children ordering them to be quiet and not to interrupt. A proverb. * /Your children should not argue so loudly. Haven t you taught them that children should be seen and not heard?/ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • children should be seen and not heard — A command issued by adults to children ordering them to be quiet and not to interrupt. A proverb. * /Your children should not argue so loudly. Haven t you taught them that children should be seen and not heard?/ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • prick up one's ears — {v. phr.}, {informal} To come to interested attention; begin to listen closely; try to hear. * /The woman pricked up her ears when she heard them talking about her./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • prick up one's ears — {v. phr.}, {informal} To come to interested attention; begin to listen closely; try to hear. * /The woman pricked up her ears when she heard them talking about her./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Audible — Au di*ble, a. [LL. audibilis, fr. L. audire, auditum, to hear: cf. Gr. ? ear, L. auris, and E. ear.] Capable of being heard; loud enough to be heard; actually heard; as, an audible voice or whisper. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • as the story goes — {adv. phr.} As the story is told; as one has heard through rumor. * /As the story goes, Jonathan disappeared when he heard the police were after him./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • choke up — {v.} 1a. To come near losing calmness or self control from strong feeling; be upset by your feelings. * /When one speaker after another praised John, he choked up and couldn t thank them./ * /When Father tried to tell me how glad he was to see me …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • as the story goes — {adv. phr.} As the story is told; as one has heard through rumor. * /As the story goes, Jonathan disappeared when he heard the police were after him./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • choke up — {v.} 1a. To come near losing calmness or self control from strong feeling; be upset by your feelings. * /When one speaker after another praised John, he choked up and couldn t thank them./ * /When Father tried to tell me how glad he was to see me …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • A Visit from St Nicholas — Night Before Christmas Night Before Christmas, n. The popular name for a poem by Clement Clarke Moore titled {A Visit from St. Nicholas}, a popular poem with the theme of St. Nicholas (Santa Claus) coming to bring gifts to children on Christmans… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Active voice — Voice Voice, n. [OE. vois, voys, OF. vois, voiz, F. voix, L. vox, vocis, akin to Gr. ? a word, ? a voice, Skr. vac to say, to speak, G. erw[ a]hnen to mention. Cf. {Advocate}, {Advowson}, {Avouch}, {Convoke}, {Epic}, {Vocal}, {Vouch}, {Vowel}.] 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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