verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- (of hounds) to return along the course in order to regain a lost scent.
- to return to a previous subject or point; revert: He kept harking back to his early days in vaudeville.
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Origin of hark
OTHER WORDS FROM harkun·harked, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for hark
Where then was the harm in harking back, merely in reverie, to the frivolous, amusing phantom of a renounced sentiment?Robert Orange|John Oliver Hobbes
I had no choice but to go on, harking back as soon as I could.The Passenger from Calais|Arthur Griffiths
"It is all the fault of that odious expedition yesterday," says Cecilia, harking back to her old cry.Alas!|Rhoda Broughton
Harking back with rapidity over his actions, and Alan's, he saw that everything implicated him.Thoroughbreds|W. A. Fraser
She could only do so, however, by harking back—as if it had been a fascination.The Golden Bowl|Henry James