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Not give one's full attention.
- ‘Patrick listened and laughed in the appropriate places, but he only listened with half an ear.’
- ‘He listened with half an ear as everyone was talking about their professions.’
- ‘‘Oh, my, this is interesting,’ said Maria, who had been listening with half an ear until now.’
- ‘I watch Claire relate everything to boats and watch you all listen with half an ear.’
- ‘As they walked off to start their shift, Janey was listening with half an ear to Debi's chatter.’
- ‘She listened with half an ear while she surveyed her surroundings with boredom.’
- ‘‘I don't know why you do this to yourself every year,’ Claire was saying as I listened with half an ear.’
- ‘Tand yawned, as he listened with half an ear to the goings on.’
- ‘Michaela only listened with half an ear until she heard Aiden ask her, ‘Michaela, what do you usually do on your birthday?’’
- ‘Midori watched the room warily, only listening with half an ear as she scanned the crowd.’
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