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
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.
Mandevillians' should smile, harking back to a time when parents and their children, public officials and businessmen alike, collected pennies.
When torch-wielding white nationalists gathered in front of a Confederate statue in downtown Charlottesville last month, Mayor Michael Signer worried that the event harked back to ‘
The honors hark to the days when New Zealand was a British colony.
There is a tradition here, harking back to Dutch still lifes, and also to the post-war diner fare depicted by 96-year-old American painter Wayne Thiebaud (who The Gourmand interviewed for the current issue.)
The tropical beach setting of Bal Harbour Shops harked back to Mr. Whitman’s upbringing.
In some ways, Ohio’s move Wednesday to sue several opioid makers harks back to the 1990s, when states took the tobacco industry to court and ultimately came away with a historic $206 billion settlement.
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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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