hark back

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intr.v. harked, hark·ing, harks
To listen attentively.
Phrasal Verb:
hark back
1. To have origin in or be reminiscent of a past event or condition; recall or evoke: songs that hark back to the soul music of the 1960s.
2. To remember or discuss a past event or condition: He's always harking back to his days in the army.

[Middle English harken, herken, from Old English *heorcian.]
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hark back

(intr, adverb) to return to an earlier subject, point, or position, as in speech or thought
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.hark back - go back to something earlier; "This harks back to a previous remark of his"
denote, refer - have as a meaning; "`multi-' denotes `many' "
go back, recur - return in thought or speech to something
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Had they gone and told Silver, all might have turned out differently; but they had their orders, I suppose, and decided to sit quietly where they were and hark back again to "Lillibullero."
I must hark back, however, and continue my narrative from where I dropped it.
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If you're looking for a new perspective on how people live, and long to hark back to your childhood days (when a tree house was the place you most wanted to live), then this fun and informative read is well worth branching out for.
Now they're in their 20s, Veronica Falls can hark back ruefully on Teenage - the single that that gratifyingly grainy 8mm video promotes - and look forward to more mundane rites of passage in the world-weary So Tired and Everybody's Changing.
Packed with '80s anthems like Holding Out For A Hero, Let's Hear It For The Boy and, of course, the title track, it's a must for all those who hark back to the era.
The idea is to hark back to the days when all Britain's TV shows were transmitted live from Alexandra Palace.
Lord Kinnock hit back at the party's former chief spin doctor, after having been accused of wanting to hark back to a previous age in his support for Ed Miliband's party leadership bid.
But hark back to the promise if people purchased early season tickets, money would go to strengthen the team.
In my opinion Liverpool has suffered over the years from unimaginative planning, or imaginative designs have been scuppered by people who want to always hark back to past glories.