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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Heark·en v. i. [imp. & p. p. Hearkened p. pr. & vb. n. Hearkening.]
 1. To listen; to lend the ear; to attend to what is uttered; to give heed; to hear, in order to obey or comply.
    The Furies hearken, and their snakes uncurl.   --Dryden.
    Hearken, O Israel, unto the statutes and unto the judgments, which I teach you.   --Deut. iv. 1.
 2. To inquire; to seek information. [Obs.] Hearken after their offense.”
 Syn: -- To attend; listen; hear; heed. See Attend, v. i.