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 for To listen after
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Listen \Lis"ten\ (l[i^]s"'n), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Listened
     (l[i^]s"'nd); 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[=e]n to listen, Gr. kly`ein, 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.
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              When we have occasion to listen, and give a more
              particular attention to some sound, the tympanum is
              drawn to a more than ordinary tension. --Holder.
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     2. To give heed; to yield to advice; to follow admonition; to
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              Listen to me, and by me be ruled.     --Tennyson.
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     To listen after, to take an interest in. [Obs.]
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              Soldiers note forts, armories, and magazines;
              scholars listen after libraries, disputations, and
              professors.                           --Fuller.
     Syn: To attend; hearken. See Attend.
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