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harping


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Harping  \Harp"ing\,  a. 
  Pertaining  to  the  harp;  as  harping  symphonies.  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Harp  \Harp\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Harped}p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Harping}.]  [AS.  hearpian  See  {Harp},  n.] 
  1.  To  play  on  the  harp. 
 
  I  heard  the  voice  of  harpers,  harping  with  their 
  harps.  --Rev.  xiv.  2. 
 
  2.  To  dwell  on  or  recur  to  a  subject  tediously  or 
  monotonously  in  speaking  or  in  writing;  to  refer  to 
  something  repeatedly  or  continually;  --  usually  with  on  or 
  upon  ``Harpings  upon  old  themes.''  --W.  Irving. 
 
  Harping  on  what  I  am  Not  what  he  knew  I  was 
  --Shak. 
 
  {To  harp  on  one  string},  to  dwell  upon  one  subject  with 
  disagreeable  or  wearisome  persistence.  [Collog.] 




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