definition of harken by The Free Dictionary

Cram not in people, by sending too fast company after company; but rather harken how they waste, and send supplies proportionably; but so, as the number may live well in the plantation, and not by surcharge be in penury.
Its pendulum swung to and fro with a dull, heavy, monotonous clang; and when the minute-hand made the circuit of the face, and the hour was to be stricken, there came from the brazen lungs of the clock a sound which was clear and loud and deep and exceedingly musical, but of so peculiar a note and emphasis that, at each lapse of an hour, the musicians of the orchestra were constrained to pause, momentarily, in their performance, to harken to the sound; and thus the waltzers perforce ceased their evolutions; and there was a brief disconcert of the whole gay company; and, while the chimes of the clock yet rang, it was observed that the giddiest grew pale, and the more aged and sedate passed their hands over their brows as if in confused revery or meditation.
‘Tempt not the woman that doth incline her ear to thee, but harken to the voice of him that calleth.
I suppose you think yourself more handsomer than any of us.”–“Hand her down the bit of glass from over the cupboard,” cries another; “I’d wash the blood from my face before I talked of my beauty.”–“You’d better have minded what the parson says,” cries the eldest, “and not a harkened after men voke.”–“Indeed, child, and so she had,” says the mother, sobbing: “she hath brought a disgrace upon us all.
It was during this period that he might have harkened to the memories of the lair and the stream and run back to the Wild.
When she harkened to the wind that rattled in the chimney and dislodged the tiles on the roof, she imagined that he was being buffeted by the same storm, perched on top of a shattered mast, with his whole body bend backward and covered with sea-foam; or,–these were recollections of the engraved geography –he was being devoured by savages, or captured in a forest by apes, or dying on some lonely coast.
And they obeyed him right speedily and harkened to his voice, doing as he commanded.
Trauma Survival–Finding Redemption, Recovery, and Wholeness Barbara Harken has chosen the platform of a psychological novel to relate her story of surviving childhood trauma, a story of abuse, rejection, and healing.
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Lahore — The US Consul General at Lahore, Zachary Harken Rider called on the Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Senator Sirajul Haq, at Mansoora, on Monday and discussed with him the situation in the region especially Afghanistan and Kashmir.

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