[ hahr-kuhn ]
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verb (used with or without object)

Other words from harken

  • hark·en·er, noun

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How to use harken in a sentence

  • She replied then, and to the old man, harkening, it seemed that her words fell sharp and brittle like breaking icicles.

    Sundry Accounts | Irvin S. Cobb
  • Odin and the Asir seemed far off at that time and in that place, and I half blamed myself for harkening.

    A Sea Queen's Sailing | Charles Whistler
  • Leaving this conceited fellow to his narrow unpleasantness, I turned my head, and there beheld Captain Bluett harkening.

    The Maid of Sker | Richard Doddridge Blackmore
  • They sat silently for a few minutes harkening to the music of the motor machine.

  • The king harkening vnto his words, and pondering his A notable example of forgiuing an enimie.

British Dictionary definitions for harken


/ (ˈhɑːkən) /

  1. a variant spelling (esp US) of hearken

Derived forms of harken

  • harkener, noun

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