In hearing so many people relate the fascinating experiences with which this volume deals, I have come to feel almost as though I have lived through them myself.

What does "In hearing" mean?

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    In the process of hearing. Since I hear. As I heard. After hearing stories, I started to feel them inside. Nov 10, 2021 at 14:53
  • 'After hearing' or even just 'Hearing' could have been used instead. Or even 'As a consequence of hearing': the dependent clause is causative (or part-causative). Nov 10, 2021 at 15:29
  • What @EdwinAshworth said. Personally I find preposition in clumsy/unnatural in the cited context. There are lots of alternatives, but I'd go for Through hearing [something so often...] Nov 10, 2021 at 16:50
  • Thank you all very much for your answers! @Yosef Baskin, Edwin Ashworth, FumbleFingers Nov 10, 2021 at 17:34


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