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Definitions of Harping

  1.   Pertaining to the harp; as, harping symphonies.
  2.   Dwelling on continually.
  3.   A continual dwelling on.
  4.   of Harp

Quotes of Harping

  1. They criticize me for harping on the obvious; if all the folks in the United States would do the few simple things they know they ought to do, most of our big problems would take care of themselves. – Calvin Coolidge

Usage examples for Harping

  1. When Steve tried to make fun of him for harping on that old string so long, the other immediately took up arms in his own defense. ” – The Strange Cabin on Catamount Island by Lawrence J. Leslie
  2. But his contentious harping shadowed like an omen. ” – Desert Dust by Edwin L. Sabin
  3. Since the conspirators against family life are so fond of harping on the matter of prostitution, with a view to drawing critics away from attacking their doctrine of free- love, the reader will be shown that even prostitution, instead of decreasing in the Socialist state, would, together with immorality of every sort, become far more prevalent under Marxian rule than it is today. ” – The Red Conspiracy by Joseph J. Mereto
  4. “ " If I has to look after ornamental gardens and south aspics and all, I ought to have my salary raised," said James, still harping on his one grievance. ” – The Holiday Round by A. A. Milne
  5. Death, death, it is this harping on death that I despise so much. ” – Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton
  6. Now he remembered the name- Harping near Thorpe- only Thorpe was the more important village where the inn was and the shops. ” – Afoot in England by W.H. Hudson
  7. The daring attempts of Marlowe and Shakespeare to depict the great round of the emotions had given way to a continual harping on illicit love. ” – Tragedy by Ashley H. Thorndike
  8. The harping chords of prelude closed. ” – Ulysses by James Joyce
  9. And though I have put out each light, Gathered one flower, Bravely I fare forth into night- What is an hour, A day, a year, if, after all The silence, those dear comrades call, And there is harping in the hall? ” – The Piper and the Reed by Robert Norwood
  10. In good time, said the lady, is he so nigh me; he shall have meat and drink of the best; and an harp I have of his whereupon he taught me, for of goodly harping he beareth the prize in the world. ” – Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume I (of II) King Arthur and of his Noble Knights of the Round Table by Thomas Malory
  11. “ I cannot help harping on that string. ” – Gryll Grange by Thomas Love Peacock Commentator: George Saintsbury
  12. “ " That's where Harping is; 'tis two miles or, perhaps, a little more from Thorpe. ” – Afoot in England by W.H. Hudson
  13. “ I was treated to a great deal of harping on that tiresome old string, " Whatsoever your hand findeth to do, do it with all your might." ” – My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin
  14. Digging and mining will be done; so will harping and singing. ” – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  15. You will laugh at me, perhaps, for my long " harping on my ward; but anyhow, don't misunderstand. ” – Set in Silver by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
  16. Latterly she had been for ever harping upon this one theme,- her duty! ” – John Marchmont's Legacy, Volume I (of 3) by Mary E. Braddon
  17. It is this harping on death I despise so much," he remarked with emphasis of gesture as well as of speech- the inclined head and body, the right hand lightly placed upon the listener's knee, the abrupt change in the inflection of the voice, all so characteristic of him--" this idle and often cowardly as well as ignorant harping – Life of Robert Browning by William Sharp
  18. Still harping on that same old string? ” – Master Skylark by John Bennett
  19. They chided me all the day long, continually repeating, and harping over and over the same things, even before the servants. ” – The Autobiography of Madame Guyon by Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon
  20. “ I am too young to be thinking of marrying anybody, and though I don't want to be disrespectful to you, Miss Panney, I will say that I am getting dreadfully tired of your continual harping about Ralph Haverley, and trying to make me push myself in front of him so that his lordship may look at me. ” – The Girl at Cobhurst by Frank Richard Stockton

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