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Harken   /hˈɑrkən/   Listen
Harken

verb
1.
Listen; used mostly in the imperative.  Synonyms: hark, hearken.






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"Harken" Quotes from Famous Books



... it seems to be here," thought Ethel, as she leaned on her elbow, "instead of being awakened by the toot of an automobile just to lie quietly and harken to the ...
— How Ethel Hollister Became a Campfire Girl • Irene Elliott Benson

... all ye hardy fishermen An' harken to me song, O' how the mermaid from the wrack Come ashore ...
— The Harbor Master • Theodore Goodridge Roberts

... these verbal marriages. We may not be aware of them; from our very familiarity with words we may overlook the fact that in instances uncounted their oneness has been welded by a linguistic minister or justice of the peace. But to read a single page or harken for thirty seconds to oral discourse with our minds intent on such states of wedlock is to convince ourselves that they abound. Consider this list of everyday words: somebody, already, disease, vineyard, unskilled, outlet, nevertheless, ...
— The Century Vocabulary Builder • Creever & Bachelor

... observing her concern. "Only I want to caution you, my dear. That man, Farfrae—it is about him. I've seen him talking to you two or three times—he danced with 'ee at the rejoicings, and came home with 'ee. Now, now, no blame to you. But just harken: Have you made him any foolish promise? Gone the least bit beyond ...
— The Mayor of Casterbridge • Thomas Hardy

... voices, strange most unimaginably, Unceasingly regenerated, dying unceasingly, Harken-ed of the Eternal throughout His Eternity, The one voice uttereth: NATURE! and the other ...
— New Poems • Francis Thompson

... upon your lute you will weave a theme Which the world will harken and know; For every note of the song will teem With a great soul's overflow— You will speak the meaning within a dream And the pain ...
— The Rose-Jar • Thomas S. (Thomas Samuel) Jones

... idolatry, and considered myself as a man on the high-road to a very handsome fortune. "Yes, my child," resumed the archbishop, whose speech had been cut short by the rapidity of my prostration, "I mean to make you the receiver-general of all my inmost ruminations. Harken attentively to what I am going to say. I have a great pleasure in preaching. The Lord sheds a blessing on my homilies; they sink deep into the hearts of sinners; set up a glass in which vice sees its own image, and bring back many from the paths of error into the high-road of repentance. What a ...
— The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. VII (of X)—Continental Europe I • Various

... smiling, "think in the night. I'll let you know early to-morrow. But harken, it's raining harder than it did; so be off at once! Have you got ...
— Hung Lou Meng, Book II • Cao Xueqin

... Little Wanderobo Dog, reclaimed from the swamp, harken to the call of the blood and join the band of his own kind? If he did, we could only bow our heads in grief and submission, for after all were not we only foster friends and not blood relations? But Little Wanderobo Dog never wavered in his allegiance to us. He had planted ...
— In Africa - Hunting Adventures in the Big Game Country • John T. McCutcheon

... cover intermeddling of the most irksome and humiliating character in matters which have no nexus with international law, for if they had, the rule would be applicable to all nations. The lesser peoples must harken to injunctions of the greater states respecting their mode of treating alien immigrants and must submit to the control of foreign bodies which are ignorant of the situation and its requirements. Nor is it enough that those states should accord to ...
— The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference • Emile Joseph Dillon

... and the route to the grave; and here the dead were much fewer, proving either that the general mob had not had time to penetrate so far inward, or else that those within, if they were numerous, had gone out to defend, or to harken to, the storm of their citadel. This passage led me into an open space, the grandest of all, loftily vaulted, full of genie riches and buried treasures of light, the million-fold ensemble of lustres dancing schottishe with the eye, as it moved or was still: ...
— The Purple Cloud • M.P. Shiel

... We only toil, who are the first of things, And make perpetual moan, Still from one sorrow to another thrown: Nor ever fold our wings, And cease from wanderings, Nor steep our brows in slumber's holy balm; Nor harken what the inner spirit sings, 'There is no joy but calm!'— Why should we only toil, the roof and crown ...
— Book of English Verse • Bulchevy

... suit's not hard that she comes for to take; Who (hot in lust of men) doth difference make? At last loath, willing, to her did he pace: Arme him, Priapus, with thy powerfull Mace. But see, they comming are; how they agree Heere will I harken; shroud ...
— Old English Plays, Vol. I - A Collection of Old English Plays • Various



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