hearken to

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hearken to someone or something

Formal or stilted to listen to someone or something; to pay attention to someone or something. Please hearken to me. I speak the truth. Hearken to the call of the nightingale.
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Now it's an occasion to truck thoughts and hearken to the leaders who make merry of importance role in human life.
With its soaring spire, 40 Wall stands distinctly among the handful of pyramidal-topped towers in Lower Manhattan that hearken to the district's 20th Century heyday as the city's premiere commercial office district.
innocent of measure but will hearken to how one story becomes another
And if those clues weren't enough, there is a trail of corpses from Chechnya to London, as well as Putin's Soviet-style foreign and domestic policies that hearken to Brezhnev and Andropov, if not Stalin.
Hearken to a spot of home-spun wisdom dispensed at a Wirral hairdresser where the clientele were discussing the ideal qualities they look for in men.
Now that the heavy lifting is behind him, Mays is setting the tone for the Fords of the future, even though some of these hearken to the past.