- (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.
Origin of hark
OTHER WORDS FROM harkun·harked, adjective
How to use hark in a sentence
Are you still harking back to where you came from or where you are?India Row Evokes Cricket’s Ultranationalist Tebbit Test|Tunku Varadarajan|March 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Radin noticed that some of the contemporary work was referential—harking back to Vermeer, say, or Raphael.
Now, in harking back to the origin of these acquired habits, if I interrogate the possibilities I obtain zero as the only answer.More Hunting Wasps|J. Henri Fabre
Meanwhile, despite her injunctions to her husband to wait and be patient, his mind kept harking back on this curious recollection.Somehow Good|William de Morgan
It is moreover quite inartistic in its harking back to the story of the arrest after giving fuller details.What Gunpowder Plot Was|Samuel Rawson Gardiner
Gilder betook himself to evasion by harking back to the established ground of complaint.Within the Law|Marvin Dana
This was harking back to the very first night Ruth had arrived at Cheslow from her old home at Darrowtown.Ruth Fielding At Sunrise Farm|Alice B. Emerson