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 for To sound in damages
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sound \Sound\, v. i. [OE. sounen, sownen, OF. soner, suner, F.
     sonner, from L. sonare. See Sound a noise.]
     1. To make a noise; to utter a voice; to make an impulse of
        the air that shall strike the organs of hearing with a
        perceptible effect. "And first taught speaking trumpets
        how to sound." --Dryden.
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              How silver-sweet sound lovers' tongues! --Shak.
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     2. To be conveyed in sound; to be spread or published; to
        convey intelligence by sound.
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              From you sounded out the word of the Lord. --1
                                                    Thess. i. 8.
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     3. To make or convey a certain impression, or to have a
        certain import, when heard; hence, to seem; to appear; as,
        this reproof sounds harsh; the story sounds like an
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              Good sir, why do you start, and seem to fear
              Things that do sound so fair?         --Shak.
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     To sound in or To sound into, to tend to; to partake of
        the nature of; to be consonant with. [Obs., except in the
        phrase To sound in damages, below.]
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              Soun[d]ing in moral virtue was his speech.
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     To sound in damages (Law), to have the essential quality of
        damages. This is said of an action brought, not for the
        recovery of a specific thing, as replevin, etc., but for
        damages only, as trespass, and the like.
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