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hark back

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhark back phrasal verbREMEMBERto remember and talk about things that happened in the past to It’s useless to continually hark back to the past. hark→ See Verb table
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hark backBut once these hurdles are overcome, women soon stop harking back to their village background and comparing everything with it.All four Gospels hark back to a period long before their own composition - perhaps as long as sixty or seventy years.Indeed, the latest microbrew trend actually harks back to ancient times, when brewers grabbed whatever flavorings were nearby.The Justice Model asserted two central principles, both of which harked back to the classicism of Beccaria.Another famous hillside figure harks back to the days when, according to legends, giants walked the land.The newest styles hark back to the Seventies; wedge-soled styles which lace up the leg.His teachings harked back to what he regarded as the real Socrates, not the one whom Plato had immortalized.Something in that statement harked back to what that other astrologer had said.hark toBut Joan was harking back to that awful day.But once these hurdles are overcome, women soon stop harking back to their village background and comparing everything with it.All four Gospels hark back to a period long before their own composition - perhaps as long as sixty or seventy years.Indeed, the latest microbrew trend actually harks back to ancient times, when brewers grabbed whatever flavorings were nearby.The Justice Model asserted two central principles, both of which harked back to the classicism of Beccaria.The newest styles hark back to the Seventies; wedge-soled styles which lace up the leg.Something in that statement harked back to what that other astrologer had said.
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Verb table
hark
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyhark
he, she, itharks
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyharked
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave harked
he, she, ithas harked
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad harked
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill hark
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have harked
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