Definitions

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of evoke.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. called forth from a latent or potential state by stimulation

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Examples

  • The word evoked connotations of an elite society in which Khalil was an esteemed member.

    Stealing Candy

  • In the late sixties, Aunt Stormy had bought her cottage in North Sea because the name evoked the German North Sea for her.

    The Worst Thing I've Done

  • Despite the elder Bush’s passive construction, the phrase evoked the Alamo legend, in which William Barret Travis, besieged by a Mexican army, used his sword to draw a line in the ground or sand, saying, “Those prepared to die for freedom’s cause, come across to me.”

    No Uncertain Terms

  • Who cared for tradition in these days, when spirits could be evoked from black bottles, and black bottles could be evoked from the complaisant white men for a few hours 'sweat or a mangy fur?

    THE SICKNESS OF LONE CHIEF

  • When Tennessee Ernie Ford gave the full weight of his bass-baritone to "Sixteen Tons" and boomed that he owed his soul to the company store, the phrase evoked images of stooped miners living in tar-paper shacks under what Hardy Green calls the "super-exploitative conditions of life in a coal-mining company town."

    The Labor of Living

  • Once again Dane Chandos weaves a vivid Mexican tapestry of the same charm, color, humor and veracity that evoked from the readers of his first book, Village in the Sun, such a unanimously rapturous response ..

    Dane Chandos Books

  • While this call evoked a sympathetic response from the rabbinate, it precipitated widespread, often heated, divisive debate within the Conservative Movement and in the press over the following decade.

    Conservative Judaism in the United States.

  • We had always wanted to go to Zanzibar because the name evoked the sound of a mysterious, sexy, exotically inviting island getaway.

    Lisa Haisha: Getting Away to Zany Zanzibar

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