Definitions

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  • v. Second-person singular simple present form of hearken.

Etymologies

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hearken +‎ -est

Examples

  • Pegana's mountains, and as thou hearkenest to melody that sways the souls of the gods, there shall stretch away far down beneath thee the great unhappy Earth, till gazing from rapture upon sorrows thou shalt be glad that thou wert dead.

    The Gods of Pegana

  • Then he spake to Piraeus, his trusty companion: ‘Piraeus, son of Clytius, thou that at other seasons hearkenest to me above all my company who went with me to Pylos, even now, I pray, lead this stranger home with thee, and give heed to treat him lovingly and with worship in thy house till I come.

    Book XV

  • Thou hearkenest to the petitions of those who are in their tombs, thou dispellest their helplessness and drivest away evil from them.

    The Book of the Dead

  • And say not, "why dost thou call me to council, if thou hearkenest not to what I say?"

    NPNF1-12. Saint Chrysostom: Homilies on the Epistles of Paul to the Corinthians

  • Thou hearkenest unto the acclamations of those that are in the funeral chest, (15) thou doest away with their helplessness and drivest away the evils which are about them.

    Egyptian Literature Comprising Egyptian tales, hymns, litanies, invocations, the Book of the Dead, and cuneiform writings

  • Then he spake to Piraeus, his trusty companion: 'Piraeus, son of Clytius, thou that at other seasons hearkenest to me above all my company who went with me to Pylos, even now, I pray, lead this stranger home with thee, and give heed to treat him lovingly and with worship in thy house till I come.'

    The Odyssey

  • Man should, but he is not compelled; his salvation is placed within his own hand; the thought, “If thou hearkenest to my word, it shall go well with thee,” pervades the entire Old Testament from beginning to end.

    Christian Ethics. Volume I.���History of Ethics.

  • Then Gunnlaug said, "I have a song to set forth before thee, king, and I would fain have peace while thou hearkenest thereto."

    The Story Of Gunnlaug The Worm-Tongue And Raven The Skald 1875

  • "Yea, Prior," said Ralph, "or there is the High House of Upmeads for thee to use as thine own, and a rest for thee of three or four days while thou hearkenest the tale; for it may need that."

    The Well at the World's End: a tale

  • From every land Thou hearest the lamentations of them that love Thee, and from every direction Thou hearkenest unto the cries of such as have recognized Thy sovereignty.

    Prayers and Meditations

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