audience

Part of speech: noun

An assembly of hearers; a hearing; conference.

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Usage examples "audience":

  1. " I hope the private audience will not last too long," said the young gentleman sharply, as he rose, and pulling his whiskers, walked slowly toward the ante- room. - "The Children of the World", Paul Heyse.
  2. Again Romayne rose to his feet and waited till a silence fell upon the audience. - "The Major", Ralph Connor.
  3. The Duke might almost, it is true, have been a Shaw character, but the fun the audience got out of him was the least thing they received. - "Gilbert Keith Chesterton", Maisie Ward.