verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- hearing dog,
- hearing impairment,
- hearing loss,
- hearing-ear dog,
- hearn, lafcadio,
- hearsay evidence
Origin of hearken
Examples from the Web for hearken
Hearken to the bleating of newborn two-headed freak candidacy lambs.PJ’s Political Forecast: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatheads|P. J. O’Rourke|March 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And hearken to this latest warning by Kevin Sabet: cigarettes are legal, yet organized crime syndicates still smuggle them.
I hope you'll find it entertaining, but even more that you'll hearken to its message.
The king had no heart to hearken longer, but betook him straightway to his bed; cause enow had he for woe, or so it seemed him!Sir Gawain and the Lady of Lys|Anonymous
But the Senator from Maine says he is unwilling to hearken to suggestions from foreign nations.Charles Sumner; his complete works, volume 7 (of 20)|Charles Sumner
But the multitude advised him to hearken to none of his proposals, but to despise him, and be in readiness to fight him.The Antiquities of the Jews|Flavius Josephus
I call upon others to join me, in order to make a company apart, but no one will hearken to me.Life and Correspondence of David Hume, Volume I (of 2)|John Hill Burton
But the empresse and hir brother would not hearken to any agréement, except that the realme Geruasius Dorober.Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland (2 of 6): England (4 of 12)|Raphael Holinshed
sometimes US harken
Word Origin for hearken
Old English heorcnian, a suffixed form of *heorcian, root of hark; from Proto-Germanic *hausjan (see hear). Harken is the usual spelling in U.S. and probably is better justified by etymology; hearken likely is from influence of hear.