Main Entry: hearken back
Function: intransitive verb
: to hark back <hearken back to the good old days of a century ago -- Bernard Berelson>
Webster's New World College Dictionary:
hearken back to go back in thought or speech; revert; hark back: usage objected to by somehttp://www.chambersharrap.co.uk/chambers/chre...
hark back to something to refer to or remind one of (past experiences) hark back to one's childhood.
Cassell's German Dictionary:
hark [...] - back [...] fig. zurückkommen, zurückgehen, zurückgreifen (to, auf (Acc.)).
The Great Courses Magazine, February 2006, pg. 5:
William Faulkner's intriguing masterpiece 'As I Lay Dying' owes a large debt to the modernist technique of Joyce's 'Ulysses'. But it also hearkens back to Joyce's prime source, Homer's 'Odyssey' [...]http://www.physorg.com/news10333.html
In that book, Schwartz hearkens back to earlier theories that suggest that the Darwinian model of evolution as continual and gradual adaptation to the environment glosses over gaps in the fossil record by assuming the intervening fossils simply have not been found yet.http://www.cbc.ca/arts/books/automated.html
Updikes absurdly prodigious output in the form of novels, as well as short stories, travel writing and literary criticism has undermined his stature in the eyes of Foster Wallace, as well as many fiction readers. It hearkens back to this notion we have of how serious novels are created that every sentence is the result of years of contemplation and agonized toil.http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m11...
Roots of jazz in Cowtown: museum hearkens back to era of boisterous, all-night jams that put Kansas City's mark on an American art formhttp://www.prometheusradio.org/weak_fm.shtml
A station that hearkens back to the days when disc jockeys picked songs they
liked, not just the ones on some narrow 20-tune playlist