Definitions

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

  • v. censure severely or angrily
  • v. summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic

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Examples

  • What benefits can they have in view that they will introduce all the horrors of civil war into our country, think they, that they can compel the South into a Union which they have so perfidiously disregarded, Oh! rather will every man, woman, and child perish upon the soil that gave them birth and from which they draw their sustenance rather than call down the curses of our free Forefathers upon the degenerate race who could stoop to ask admittance again intoo a Union of name when there is hatred and treachery in the hearts of those with whom we have been United.

    Diary, August 8, 1859-May 15, 1865.

  • "Ferrol, call down to Tenzing's people and have them put a real-time monitor on the radiation," Roman ordered.

    Warhorse

  •  It was an Arab trait to deprecate their possessions, stemming from the days when to boast of one's achievements could call down the 'evil eye' upon the bragger, and she knew it was still the custom for an Arab to welcome a visitor to his 'humble' home, even if that home were a palace.

    Falcon's Prey

  • "Dracon, dracon, dracon … I call down the fire of the gods, I call down the flame of my fathers, I call down the frozen blade of Hel from the land of the dead.

    Changeling

  • This is the best explanation which can be given of those solemn verses, Rev.ix. 20, 21: or rather, it is this passage which is itself the explanation of the awful character of Antichrist's great universal system of Religion, which even God's plagues, up to the point of time there referred to, will have failed to remove, and which will call down the yet greater judgments of

    Commentary on Revelation

  • The slightest approach to a wilful indencency would cause their cheeks to burn scarlet and call down a swift and sure reprimand upon the indiscrete slave that exhibited it.

    The Story of a Slave. A Realistic Revelation of a Social Relation of Slave Times--Hitherto Unwritten--From the Pen of One Who Has Felt Both the Lash and the Caress of a Mistress

  • If time had been available, it might have been possible to bring up a fresh FOO from another battery, or perhaps employ one of the FCs — or in emergency get infantry or tank officers to call down fire using the prescribed procedures.

    First Clash

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