"You're a paragon of a debtor," Caylesham told him, when he harked back to the money again.
Eric promised quickly and harked back to the letters of introduction.
He amplified his remark with a few well chosen words that harked back to his truck driving days.
Lodge's plumage was varied, and, like his flight, harked back to race.
This, though, was after I had harked back to the days of my adolescence.
"No—" There was a tone in this which let me feel that her thoughts had harked back to Suzette.
A little later Captain Harben harked back to the former question.
We harked back to the days when I had first seen him in England.
It appeared difficult to sing, however—he harked back to whistling.
As is the case with most reformers, he has harked back to the past for his future types.
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.