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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Listen \Lis"ten\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Listened}; p. pr. & vb.
      n. {Listening}.] [OE. listnen, listen, lustnen, lusten, AS.
      hlystan; akin to hlyst hearing, OS. hlust, Icel. hlusta to
      listen, hlust ear, AS. hlosnian to wait in suspense, OHG.
      hlos[c7]n to listen, Gr. [?], and E. loud. [root]41. See
      {Loud}, and cf. {List} to listen.]
      1. To give close attention with the purpose of hearing; to
            give ear; to hearken; to attend.
  
                     When we have occasion to listen, and give a more
                     particular attention to same sound, the tympanum is
                     drawn to a more than ordinary tension. --Holder.
  
      2. To give heed; to yield to advice; to follow admonition; to
            obey.
  
                     Listen to me, and by me be ruled.      --Tennyson.
  
      {To listen after}, to take an interest in. [Obs.]
  
                     Soldiers note forts, armories, and magazines;
                     scholars listen after libraries, disputations, and
                     professors.                                       --Fuller.
  
      Syn: To attend; hearken. See {Attend}.
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