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David Copperfield
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invocation -- as in: the minister's invocation
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David Copperfield
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  • I now approach a period of my life, which I can never lose the remembrance of, while I remember anything: and the recollection of which has often, without my invocation, come before me like a ghost, and haunted happier times.
  • This was an invocation to Steerforth to place himself under her hands; who, accordingly, sat himself down, with his back to the table, and his laughing face towards me, and submitted his head to her inspection, evidently for no other purpose than our entertainment.
  • Without attending to this invocation, we stood by, until he put up his pocket-handkerchief, pulled up his shirt-collar, and, to delude any person in the neighbourhood who might have been observing him, hummed a tune with his hat very much on one side.

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  • Any invocations must be done so they do not advance any particular faith or belief.
  • The Supreme Court held that a religious invocation is allowed because it has a secular purpose; i.e., to solemnize the event .

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