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summon
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Jane Eyre
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  • I summoned strength to ask what had caused this calamity.
  • But at that moment the summons sounded for dinner; all re-entered the house.
  • He snuffed round the prostrate group, and then he ran up to me; it was all he could do, — there was no other help at hand to summon.
  • I asked of the waiter who answered the summons.
  • Unused as I was to strangers, it was rather a trial to appear thus formally summoned in Mr. Rochester’s presence.
  • Tea over and the tray removed, she again summoned us to the fire; we sat one on each side of her, and now a conversation followed between her and Helen, which it was indeed a privilege to be admitted to hear.
  • But, Jane, I summon you as my wife: it is you only I intend to marry.
  • At last coffee is brought in, and the gentlemen are summoned.
  • Meantime, Mr. Rochester had again summoned the ladies round him, and was selecting certain of their number to be of his party.
  • I did not need to be guided to the well-known room, to which I had so often been summoned for chastisement or reprimand in former days.
  • He duly summoned me to his presence in the evening.
  • And then, to my great relief, Mr. Henry Lynn summoned them to the other side of the room, to settle some point about the deferred excursion to Hay Common.
  • The superintendent of Lowood (for such was this lady) having taken her seat before a pair of globes placed on one of the tables, summoned the first class round her, and commenced giving a lesson on geography; the lower classes were called by the teachers: repetitions in history, grammar, &c.
  • The want of his animating influence appeared to be peculiarly felt one day that he had been summoned to Millcote on business, and was not likely to return till late.
  • Adele, indeed, no sooner saw Mrs. Fairfax, than she summoned her to her sofa, and there quickly filled her lap with the porcelain, the ivory, the waxen contents of her "boite;" pouring out, meantime, explanations and raptures in such broken English as she was mistress of.
  • Summoning Mary, I soon had the room in more cheerful order: I prepared him, likewise, a comfortable repast.
  • It was as if I had heard a summons from Heaven — as if a visionary messenger, like him of Macedonia, had enounced, "Come over and help us!"
  • Impatiently I waited for evening, when I might summon you to my presence.
  • It was the fifteenth of January, about nine o’clock in the morning: Bessie was gone down to breakfast; my cousins had not yet been summoned to their mama; Eliza was putting on her bonnet and warm garden-coat to go and feed her poultry, an occupation of which she was fond: and not less so of selling the eggs to the housekeeper and hoarding up the money she thus obtained.
  • Or who, that ever was truly called, believed himself worthy of the summons?
  • It was from companionship with this baby-phantom I had been roused on that moonlight night when I heard the cry; and it was on the afternoon of the day following I was summoned downstairs by a message that some one wanted me in Mrs. Fairfax’s room.
  • You will not be summoned to leave England sooner than you expected?
  • Reader, it was on Monday night — near midnight — that I too had received the mysterious summons: those were the very words by which I replied to it.
  • Mrs. Fairfax was summoned to give information respecting the resources of the house in shawls, dresses, draperies of any kind; and certain wardrobes of the third storey were ransacked, and their contents, in the shape of brocaded and hooped petticoats, satin sacques, black modes, lace lappets, &c.
  • I never seemed in his way; he did not take fits of chilling hauteur: when he met me unexpectedly, the encounter seemed welcome; he had always a word and sometimes a smile for me: when summoned by formal invitation to his presence, I was honoured by a cordiality of reception that made me feel I really possessed the power to amuse him, and that these evening conferences were sought as much for his pleasure as for my benefit.
  • The feeling was not like an electric shock, but it was quite as sharp, as strange, as startling: it acted on my senses as if their utmost activity hitherto had been but torpor, from which they were now summoned and forced to wake.
  • "Ere many days," I said, as I terminated my musings, "I will know something of him whose voice seemed last night to summon me.

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  • I was summoned to the principal’s office.
  • I summoned all my courage and walked into the room.

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