from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. (a) To summon to fight; to challenge. (b) To summon into service; as, to call out the militia.
  • intransitive v. To call or utter loudly; to brawl.


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  • She goes off shopping at 4:00P.M.and returns at 7:45 to find a starving throng who were about to call out the National Guardto track down a lost mom.

    A Mind at a Time

  • The ship moved on more slowly now, for there were hidden rocks, and Oniacus placed men at the prow with sounding poles to call out instructions to the rowers.

    Lord of the Silver Bow

  • The Northern Congress has now made Lincoln Dictator, with full powers to call out the Militia, and make money.

    Margaret Ann Meta Morris Grimball. Diary, 1860-1866

  • He recognized Gjiann's squad and wanted to call out to her but did not, knowing she could not hear him.

    The False Mirror

  • And if she tried to call out it for help, the deceived Mrs. Pym would have the door open in a flash, and Roslynn would no doubt find herself bound and gagged for her efforts.

    Tender Rebel

  • In Mexico City the CNH was able to call out fifty thousand protesters to demonstrate on the

    1968 the Year that Rocked the World

  • Once highly detailed scans had been made of crime scenes, they could be flawlessly recreated with holotechnology, and the computers could be used to call out various anomalies with great precision.


  • Nonetheless he followed me down all the stairs, begging to call out the Eleusinian Guard and kill the bull with spears.

    The Bull From The Sea

  • Pelopidas struggled to his knees and tried to call out for help, but pain seared through his severed vocal cords and blood gouted between his fingers.

    Shield of Thunder

  • When they had been conducted back into the building, at his cell-door, the old man turned round once again and nodded to Rubashov; his eyes blinked with a suddenly changed expression, terrified and hopeless; Rubashov thought he was going to call out to him, but the warder had already slammed the door of 406.



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