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  • v. Present participle of call out.


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  • In art class I did a pencil sketch of the third of the pictures, the one I liked the best, her head half-turned as if calling out to an unseen friend beyond the tiny curtain.

    Songs of Love & Death

  • I can still hear the clop, clop, of her high heels every morning as she reached for the venetian blinds directly over my head, raising them with maximum clatter, while calling out in her shrill high-pitched voice, “Levez-vous, mes enfants!”

    Enemies of the People

  • But this time, instead of calling out Squish-Squash, they made the noise with their mouths, a spit-filled, grotesque noise.


  • But Mercer just pushed his way on in, calling out to Aunt Lette as he headed back to the kitchen.

    Finding Dignity

  • —Pete Rose, calling out to Bouton on the mound after the publication of the controversial, tell-all book

    Baseball’s Even Greater Insults

  • But when LBJ was depressed, as was often the case, he reduced the Tuesday lunch to a stage on which to vent his emotions, in Doris Kearnss words, holding forth at great length with a diatribe against the critics or calling out in a self-pitying way for understanding of his plight.

    In the Shadow of the Oval Office

  • It was almost as if I heard Miss Deale calling out encouragement, her voice coming closer and closer over the hills.


  • Achab the voice of justice calling out for vengeance for the murder of Naboth.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Morris ended his long day by consulting with Boudinot and then stopping for one last conference with Dickinson, where he “strongly urged the calling out of the Militia to quell the riot.”

    Robert Morris

  • The gondola began to rock slightly as he heard voices — Crabbé calling out and then after him Miss Poole.

    The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters


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