(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
hark back to the Buffett Rule, another prime slice of collective madness orchestrated by the power elite.The Super-Rich Want to Help The Poor As Long As They Get to Run the World | James Poulos | March 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Right-wing attacks on Planned Parenthood hark back to the days of McCarthy, says Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile.Planned Parenthood Is a Target of 'McCarthyism,' Political Strategist Says | Donna Brazile | February 16, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Why do you think you decided to hark back to your high school days for this particular record?
In their videos, however, their influences hark back to a much darker place.
Again, to hark back to the other romances, we have found the word fay attached to the name of King Arthur's sister Morgan.The Sources and Analogues of 'A Midsummer-night's Dream' | Compiled by Frank Sidgwick
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.Tales of lonely trails | Zane Grey
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.The Kempton-Wace Letters | Jack London
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
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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