Definition of hark
: to pay close attention : listen only natural for them to hark to him — G. G. Black
Examples of hark in a Sentence
upon hearing the offending ringing, the teacher sarcastically cried, “Hark! Could that possibly be a cell phone?”
Recent Examples of hark from the Web
State insurance regulators say the proposal harks back to the days when insurance companies, even household names like Aetna and Blue Cross, sold policies so skimpy they could hardly be called coverage at all.
Fat Albert is always flown by Marine pilots, a tradition that harks back to the initial crews that flew the cargo plane in the 1970s.
Like her previous maternity pics, the shot harks back to Renaissance portraits chock-full of religious iconography.
The premise will hark back to the relationship between Shia LaBeouf''s Sam Witwicky and Bumblebee in 2007's original Transformers, says di Bonaventura.
The name sounds slightly inauthentic, and harks back to the days when Americans didn't know from mapo tofu or bao buns.
But the train with a name harking back to a time when America seemed bigger, or at least an age when traveling was a bit more unhurried, faces an uncertain fate.
Harking back to the artistic renaissance of the 1920s, the hotel relied on many creatives from the area, including interior designer Jenny Keenan, to shape its design.
Mandevillians' should smile, harking back to a time when parents and their children, public officials and businessmen alike, collected pennies.
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Origin and Etymology of hark
Middle English herkien; akin to Old High German hōrechen to listen, Old English hīeran to hear
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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