hark back

  1. (intr, adverb) to return to an earlier subject, point, or position, as in speech or thought

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How to use hark back in a sentence

  • It seemed to me that one of the few reasons I still had for clinging to hunting was this keen, thrilling hark back to early days.

  • But—to hark back to the butcher and apothecary—verses are perennially made upon Pg 149Mr.

    Adventures in Criticism | Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • It is you who steadily hark back to the past, and to states of consciousness which were but can never be again.

  • You are excellently placed, and you have plenty of time to hark back, if you'll only listen to reason.

    Phineas Finn | Anthony Trollope

Other Idioms and Phrases with hark back

hark back

Return to a previous point, as in Let us hark back briefly to my first statement. This expression originally alluded to hounds retracing their course when they have lost their quarry's scent. It may be dying out. [First half of 1800s]

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