American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act of evoking.
- n. Creation anew through the power of the memory or imagination.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A calling or bringing from concealment; a calling forth: as, among the ancient Romans, the evocation of the gods of a besieged city to join the besiegers.
- n. In civil law, the removal of a suit from an inferior to a superior tribunal.
- n. The act of calling out or forth, or evoking.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of calling out or forth.
- n. calling up supposed supernatural forces by spells and incantations
- n. stimulation that calls up (draws forth) a particular class of behaviors
- n. imaginative re-creation
“Nothing Geoff Dyer has written before is as wonderfully unbridled, as dead-on in evocation of place, longing, and the possibility of neurotic enlightenment, as irrepressibly entertaining as Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi.”
“I know he's not the characters in his songs, but the evocation is strong, ain't it?”
“The evocation is a funky post-apocalyptic underwater future set in a scene from the inside cover of Parliament's”
“I stared into the pallid milk of dawn and the words came out aloud: "To see and to be." in what I must call the evocation of spirits, though I do not know what they are, in the power of creating magical illusions, in the visions of truth in the depths of the mind when the eyes are closed; and I believe in [several] doctrines, which have, as I think, been handed down from early times, and been the foundations of nearly all magical practices.”
“He never however renounced a kind of evocation, a calling forth that truly defines deconstruction.”
“As for enlisting the resourceful Wilma production for being "more evocative of the real-life Housman's seething emotions than the text itself," Mr. Mendelsohn unluckily picks an evocation which is prescribed in the stage directions.”
“With this specific kind of evocation of dread and allure, it has to be something off of Massive Attack's”
“Myung Dong refers to a high-rent, youth-oriented shopping district in Seoul, thus "1st Avenue" is a kind of evocation of both Fifth Avenue and SoHo.”
“Avenue "is a kind of evocation of both Fifth Avenue and SoHo.”
“I ascend into its column and find an evocation of unfiltered being.”
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