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Heed the advice of the old women.
  pay close attention to; or to do what is suggested — especially with regard to a warning or other advice
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  • Heed the advice of the old women.
  • She did not heed his warning.
  • I will heed.
    Sophocles  --  Antigone
  • I think he would have been surprised to know that I actually heeded his warning,
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Milkweed

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  • Enter, stranger, but take heed
    Of what awaits the sin of greed,
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • You are a fool if you do not heed my words.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • The boy swore that, every time he heard the alarm, he would heed its message.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist
  • "heed the words!" said the other Elves.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • But men paid no heed to their warning.
    Ayn Rand  --  Anthem
  • Beorn seemed to be growing drowsy and paid little heed to them.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit

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  • But she did not heed any of these petty discomforts:
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • Why do you pay any heed to that?
    Henrik Ibsen  --  A Doll’s House
  • 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
  • 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
  • ...she took no heed of Sam and his cries, until he was close at hand.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • "Right now your business is not to give any heed to what those folks from Old Sarum tell you—you ain’t called upon to contradict ’em, just don’t pay ’cause any attention—and if you want to know somethin’, you just run to old Cal."
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • No one pays me heed as I make my way through Serra to Teluman’s forge.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • Yet Ruth and I hardly heeded these developments as we fell in love with a new movement in art called Lyrical Abstractionism, which had its roots in both Pollock and Rothko.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • Heed my warning.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • Emma pulled Cortana free of the body of the dead faerie warrior, heedless of the blood that slicked her hands.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • For all of you who thought it was silly of us to pay what we did for Facebook’s archives, take heed!
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • In 1960, The New York Times printed an advertisement titled "Heed Their Rising Voices" that attempted to raise money to defend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. against perjury charges in Alabama.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • The pups joined the group and flopped, panting heavily; but none of the adults paid them any heed.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • The evening was too fresh in my memory for me to pay much heed to Deoch’s warning.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • People heed my words.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Pay him no heedIngles.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • I’ve always wanted to but never did because I wanted to heed Henri’s advice to keep a low profile.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • They paid Kai and Torin no heed as they passed, but Kai didn’t doubt they would snap his neck in a second if he made any suspicious movements.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • My voice had heeded Meg’s command all on its own, which did not bode well.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • FEB. 15—The bus driver’s classic call to "step to the rear" might be heeded by airline passengers.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • "My house!" cried out Hannah, so heedlessly that Kit clapped a hand over her mouth.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • Thankfully, none of the other Champions paid them any heed.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • The wild dogs had been to the house many times that winter and he had paid no heed to them, but the night before, after they had come and gone, he had stood at the fence.
    Scott O’Dell  --  Island of the Blue Dolphins
  • The Indian boys were bewilderingly quick and skillful, and they wielded their bats with no heed for each other’s heads, and certainly not for Matt’s.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Sign of the Beaver
  • "Well, I reckon I should go pay some heed to the gal I came here with," he said, making a joke of it.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • German soldiers—with their steel helmets, and their emblem, the death’s heed.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • I’m certain she would have gathered him into her bosom with as much hungry and heedless forgiveness had he been a convicted child molester or ax murderer.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • But you need to calm yourself and heed what I am about to tell you.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Chains
  • I took up the pestle as she left, and pounded and ground automatically, paying little heed to the results.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Vivienne seemed to notice this but paid it no heed.
    Bella Forrest  --  A Shade of Vampire
  • Heed me and what I do.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • Even Louie, who made a religion out of heeding no one, did as Pete said.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • This time they did not heed the cruel pellets that swept over them like hail.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • "Gale?" I call into the abyss, heedless of being recognized.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • Had they heeded the words of the goatherds?
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • Ah sir, why didn’t you heed Dobby?
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
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