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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.
How silver-sweet sound lovers' tongues! --Shak.
2. To be conveyed in sound; to be spread or published; to
convey intelligence by sound.
From you sounded out the word of the Lord. --1
Thess. i. 8.
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
Good sir, why do you start, and seem to fear
Things that do sound so fair? --Shak.
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.]
Soun[d]ing in moral virtue was his speech.
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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