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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of harken.

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Examples

  • Neither Nunberg nor Safire think the phrase harkens back to Rosa Parks or the Montgomery bus boycotts of 1955, when African-Americans protested the law that forced them to sit in the "back of the bus."

    ‘Under the Bus’

  • The phrase harkens to his 1970s bush war against white-minority rule, and to an earlier uprising in the 1890s against the first

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • That term harkens back to a book written 35 years ago called

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  • One of the most ancient of single-word nautical metaphors is governor, which harkens back to the Greek word kybemao, meaning ` steer a ship. '

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XI No 2

  • Like the other members of Stephenie Meyer’s wolf pack, Spencer is a Native American (or First Nation descendant) who harkens from the Lakota Sioux tribe.

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  • The movement's name harkens to the Revolution-era Boston Tea Party and an on-air rant in February of last year by CNBC reporter Rick Santelli, who called for a "tea party" in Chicago to oppose the administration's housing rescue.

    Tea-Party Drive Steeped in Political Novices

  • Maybe you can explain to them that the nickname harkens back to his roots growing up in {fill in the blank here - I've heard Montana, Texas, Canada, and Australia all used and there's a number of other locations that are good options} "where men were men and sheep were scared".

    a nickname

  • Maybe you can explain to them that the nickname harkens back to his roots growing up.

    a nickname

  • BoWenWang - whose name harkens to a Chinese idiom that means a person with broad learning and knowledge - said it had more than 1.7 million unique users in June and 20 million page views.

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  • BoWenWang _ whose name harkens to a Chinese idiom that means a person with broad learning and knowledge _ said it had more than 1.7 million unique users in June and 20 million page views.

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