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Immediate AwarenessPlay
Hear usually implies the sound is caught suddenly and without effort. SlideI could hear the clock ticking as I read.
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Natural AbilityPlay
Hear refers to the natural capacity to perceive sounds rather than the action of listening. SlideNewborn babies can hear but don't understand words.
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No Receiver MentionedPlay
'Hear' doesn't always mention who the sound is going to. SlideThunder was heard throughout the town.