verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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Origin of hearken
OTHER WORDS FROM hearkenheark·en·er, noun
Example sentences from the Web for hearken
"Hearkening and obedience," replied the smith and falling to work on them, speedily despatched them for him.
"Hearkening and obedience," replied the other and going before him, guided him to Alaeddin's palace.
Meanwhile, Ben sweeps on like the wind, hearkening even in his haste for the welcome "thwack, thwack" of his father's axe.Little Folks (November 1884)|Various
And yet—and yet, hearkening, I caught the same unsteady note that had made me curious of him often and often before.Where the Pavement Ends|John Russell
A rank odor of earth filled it; and I never passed that way without hearkening for the insect-like song of the rattlesnake.Lazarre|Mary Hartwell Catherwood