- It is incorrect, however, to say with Pope that " Earless on high stood unabashed Defoe." - "Daniel Defoe", William Minto.
- Even an earless owner of fingers enough to count on may by their help convince himself of the difference in metre here. - "A Study of Shakespeare", Algernon Charles Swinburne.
- Whether the whistling rustic tend his plough Within thy hearing, or thy head be now Pillow'd in some deep dungeon's earless den:- O miserable Chieftain! - "The Hour and the Man An Historical Romance", Harriet Martineau.