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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of hark.


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  • Besides, Ginny and I were aware of the military maxim that in any engagement the first casualty will be your own battle plan; while the sword harked back to eras when you might occasionally pull a smart trick like a feigned retreat, but mainly you just charged.

    Operation Luna

  • Blatter said the idea harked back to the days of the disbanded G14 of major European clubs he always suspected of trying to set up a super league of the top clubs at the cost of the many national leagues in Europe. Top Stories RSS

  • It kind of harked back a little bit to the Roger Corman days.


  • But always she harked back to her music and painting.


  • The talk with Canim had excited her, and down all the twisted slant of the divide she harked back to the mocking fantasies of her dreams.


  • Koskoosh placed another stick on the fire and harked back deeper into the past.


  • But I knew better, -- knew that her heart harked back to her own people by the yellow beach of Akatan.

    An Odyssey of the North

  • In a town that is repeatedly transformed by professional churn and the fight of the week, day or hour, Aly harked back to an era when loyalty was inspired and reciprocated, and institutional memory - even in the green room - was prized.

    The man who would greet 'The Press'

  • It did seem reasonable that he would have retained the first name of John, since he presumably had held it most of his life and it is not of the ilk which immediately harked of slavery, like Pompey or Prince.


  • Hardliners harked back to the early days of AI, when they had resisted the technology in the first place, and stressed that this was exactly the sort of trouble you got into when you started playing God.

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