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Archaic ContextPlay
Used mostly in historical or religious texts, rarely in modern conversation. SlideIn medieval times, knights would hearken to their lord's commands.
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Attention to DetailPlay
Implies not just hearing, but actively focusing on listening to something. SlideYou must hearken to the sounds of nature on this hike.
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Respectful ListeningPlay
Often suggests listening with respect or deference to someone. SlideStudents, hearken to the professor's lecture.