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Definition pay close attention to; or to do what is suggested — especially with regard to a warning or other advice
  • Heed the advice of the old women.
heed = pay close attention to; or to do what is suggested
  • She did not heed his warning.
  • heed = pay close attention to; or to do what is suggested
  • But men paid no heed to their warning.
    Ayn Rand  --  Anthem
  • heed = attention
  •   Enter, stranger, but take heed
      Of what awaits the sin of greed,
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  • heed = pay close attention
  • The boy swore that, every time he heard the alarm, he would heed its message.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist
  • heed = pay attention (and do what the alarm requires)
  • Beorn seemed to be growing drowsy and paid little heed to them.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit
  • heed = attention
  • You are a fool if you do not heed my words.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • heed = do what is suggested by
  • ...she took no heed of Sam and his cries, until he was close at hand.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • heed = notice (paying attention)
  • Why do you pay any heed to that?
    Henrik Ibsen  --  A Doll's House
  • heed = attention
  • "heed the words!" said the other Elves.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • heed = pay close attention
  • But she did not heed any of these petty discomforts:
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • heed = pay attention to
  • Little Ann would jump and bounce and try to get Old Dan to play, but the solemn old boy just jogged along, heedless of everything.
    Wilson Rawls  --  Where the Red Fern Grows
  • heedless = ignoring (not paying attention)
    (Editor's note:  The suffix "-less" in heedless means without. This is the same pattern you see in words like fearless, homeless, and endless.)
  • Now, if the white men had taken heed to what the river was trying to say to him then, it would have saved a lot of pain later.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
  • heed = paid close attention
  • Thus it came; give heed to't:
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry VIII
  • heed = pay close attention to; or to do what is suggested
  • I think he would have been surprised to know that I actually heeded his warning,
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Milkweed
  • heeded = paid attention to
  • And still Meriadoc the hobbit stood there blinking through his tears and no one spoke to him, indeed none seemed to heed him.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Return of the King
  • heed = pay attention to
  • But I took little heed at the moment, for all my mind was occupied with the generosity of these poor Highlanders.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Kidnapped
  • heed = consideration (to pay attention or to do what was suggested)
  • I will heed.
    Sophocles  --  Antigone
  • heed = pay close attention to; or to do what is suggested
  • It is a flame spirit in you ever gathering more of itself, While you, heedless of its expansion, bewail the withering of your days.
    Kahlil Gibran  --  The Prophet
  • heedless = ignorant (not paying attention to)
    (Editor's note:  The suffix "-less" in heedless means without. This is the same pattern you see in words like fearless, homeless, and endless.)
  • Of study took he most care and heed.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
heed = paid attention to

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