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- v. Present participle of summon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or process of calling or citing; a summons.
- n. See the quotation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. calling up supposed supernatural forces by spells and incantations
At its best, this fetishistic attention to period accuracy succeeds in summoning an alien world in which characters move, fidget, and even kiss differently.
He told the inquest of his frustration at the delays in summoning help.
Faiz Patel, one of the first to descend to the Piccadilly line platform, told the inquest of his frustration at the delays in summoning help for injured passengers.
London Underground customer services assistant tells of frustration at delays in summoning help after blast between Russell Square and King's Cross
Breath itself is melodramatized in summoning the so-called verb of being.
It has occurred to me many times since this past Monday morning, since I got the phone call summoning me to the doctor's office to discuss what I knew would be bad news, that I might have been better off had I never taken any of those prenatal-got-a-healthy-baby? tests that seemed so compelling back when I was convinced that a perfectly healthy baby was a sure thing in this pregnancy.
But the Wayne, Pa., resident with the flashy volleys has taken a late-is-better-than-never approach in summoning the internal reserves it takes to go deep into a major.
The only exit laid through a blatantly transparent excuse, such as a sudden illness, a phone call summoning us elsewhere, or something equally lame.
QuintDad gets a phone call summoning him home to take care of his triplet sons.
Sunday, a little over an hour before I was supposed to be at the sorority house to oversee the final day of recruitment parties, I received a phone call summoning me to the emergency room to be with my friend D whose arm had been broken in a soccer game.