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Hearken


HE'ARKEN, verb intransitive h'arken.

1. To listen; to lend the ear; to attend to what is uttered, with eagerness or curiosity.

The furies hearken and their snakes uncurl.

2. To attend; to regard; to give heed to what is uttered; to observe or obey.

Hearken, O Israel, to the statutes and the judgments which I teach you. Deuteronomy 4:1.

3. To listen; ; to attend; to grant or comply with.

Hearken thou to the supplication of thy servant. I Kings 8:30.

HE'ARKEN, verb transitive h'arken. To hear by listening. [Little Used.]