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


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  • My thinking is, "douche bag", used against patriarchists and male supremacists, is an insult, not because we now realize regular douching is bad, or because douching is per se bad, but because the term hearkens to the reason

    Women's Space

  • On Monday, Helena District Judge Jeffrey Sherlock sided with the group in throwing out the state's 1912 Corrupt Practices Act. The law, which hearkens from a public backlash against the "Copper Kings" and their grip on state politics, the law banned corporations from making independent political expenditures.

    David Frey: State probe opens lid on secretive political group

  • Bauhaus means "building school" and the name hearkens back to the Weimar-based design movement of the 1920s, which challenged the then-orthodoxies of architecture and art.


  • One of my mates, a Canberra native, always refers to the Raiders as the "Faders" a nickname hearkens back the early days of the club in the 1980s.

    The Roar - Your Sports Opinion

  • The term hearkens to a time when baseball was the most important sport in

    Baseball endures through changing times

  • WHITFIELD: And on your latest CD, "Bring It On Home," the soul classics, is there a particular song that kind of hearkens you back to New Orleans and helps stir up those fond memories of what you had back at home?

    CNN Transcript Sep 23, 2006

  • MILES O'BRIEN: You know, there's a lot of talk here about initiative or lack of initiative and it kind of hearkens back to the 9/11 report and that report the term was imagination.

    CNN Transcript Feb 16, 2006

  • M. O'BRIEN: Is potentially very significant, Nic, because what that does is that kind of hearkens back to when you look in the pre - 9/11 era, and some of the warnings that came from Osama bin Laden, either directly from him or from his followers, which gave, in retrospect, a real trail that led up to 9/11.

    CNN Transcript Jul 7, 2005

  • "I watched that and 'Get Smart' in an hour block every day on Channel 20 in the D.C. area where I grew up, and this kind of hearkens back to that.

    Comic Book Resources

  • With Daredevil #116, Aja captures my attention with one page of art that hearkens back to Steranko at his finest.

    What Are You Reading? | Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources – Covering Comic Book News and Entertainment


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