EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HARK

Out there in the dark there is the wild tattoo of a thousand rifles; and hark!

Hark ye, lad Alleyne, to what I never told man or woman yet.

And hark you, Calderon, I tell you that I will not forego this pursuit.

Three times when I turned abruptly from her to Camille and called, "Hark!"

Hark ye, friend'—to one of the prisoners—'to what regiment do you belong?'

There, now he frowns again, and—hark what more he has to say.

Hark, I hear the piping of the shepherd and the tinkling bell of the wether.

Didn't you give me 'hark from the tomb' for gittin' up and goin' away?

We did not dare to move; when Laura touched my hand gently, and whispered, 'Hark!

Hark ye, Charley, don't say anything about the coffee-pot and the knives.

WORD ORIGIN

late 12c., from Old English *heorcian, perhaps an intensive form from base of hieran (see hear). Cf. talk/tale. Cognate with Old Frisian harkia "listen," Middle Dutch horken, Old High German horechon, German horchen. To hark back (1829) originally referred to hounds returning along a track when the scent has been lost, till they find it again. Related: Harked; harking.

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