hearken

[ hahr-kuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF hearken
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HEARKEN

"But hearken, O my most gracious Sovereign," said the Sheriff.

But that I may be perfect, O Queen of angels, hearken to my prayer, and grant it!

Shall we hearken to their song—follow them, at least a short way?

Tell him to give you the key to the quarters of El Aleman, and hearken you!

Hearken always to the voices of the Seven who appointed me your leader.

Then among them all Aeneas spoke thus: 'Hearken to this, and attend in good cheer.

She opened the window to let it hearken to the church clock; and the device was effectual.

Be rather in the trumpet's mouth,–anon Among the winds at large–that all may hearken!

I could pray no prayers but for thee; I could hearken to no other tales of woe.

O, now instantly, you have drawn near to hearken, O Agyaguga.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English heorcnian, a suffixed form of *heorcian, root of hark; from Proto-Germanic *hausjan (see hear). Harken is the usual spelling in U.S. and probably is better justified by etymology; hearken likely is from influence of hear.

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