Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who harkens; a listener.

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Examples

  • Andrew himself might have said, ` ` A harkener always hears a bad tale of himself, '' and that whoever should happen to overhear their character discussed in their own servants'-hall, must prepare to undergo the scalpel of some such anatomist as Mr. Fairservice.

    Rob Roy

  • My feelings of hasty resentment soon subsided, under the conviction that, as Andrew himself might have said, "A harkener always hears a bad tale of himself," and that whoever should happen to overhear their character discussed in their own servants'-hall, must prepare to undergo the scalpel of some such anatomist as Mr. Fairservice.

    Rob Roy — Complete

  • My feelings of hasty resentment soon subsided, under the conviction that, as Andrew himself might have said, “A harkener always hears a bad tale of himself,” and that whoever should happen to overhear their character discussed in their own servants’-hall, must prepare to undergo the scalpel of some such anatomist as Mr. Fairservice.

    Rob Roy

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