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clarion call

a clarion call to our generation
  a loud and clear call to action
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clarion call clarion calls
The term is derived from a medieval trumpet called a clarion.
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  • a clarion call to our generation
  • may have been the clarion call of adventure ringing through the narrow confines of uneventful existence;
    Jack London  --  The Game
  • He tried hard not to swallow, but the clarion call in Guitar’s voice filled his mouth with salt.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • Opening her jaws, Saphira uttered a long, deep roar, much like Garzhvog had done, only this roar was a defiant challenge to their enemies, a warning of the wrath they had roused, and a clarion call to all who hated Galbatorix.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest

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  • Where were they when Governor Wallace gave a clarion call for defiance and hatred?
    Martin Luther King, Jr.  --  Letter from a Birmingham Jail
  • The little pamphlet had become a clarion call, rousing spirits within Congress and without as nothing else had.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • The sky was pompously playing neighbor To the unstirring treetops, while the distance Was clamorous with the exchange Of long-drawn clarion calls of roosters.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • Then there were shiny peafowls screeching clarion calls from the trees overhead, and flocks of singing blackbirds, and pigeons hovering over and alighting upon the house.
    Zane Grey  --  The Heritage of the Desert
  • While one pimp unlocked the gate, the four others ran inside with a clarion call: "Visitors are here!" Our group rushed in, climbing the staircase to the first floor, but stopped dead in our tracks: Dozens of girls, no older than sixteen, with bright red lipstick, began running down the dingy hallways, disappearing into hidden rooms.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • The peacocks preened their gorgeous plumage and uttered their clarion calls.
    Zane Grey  --  The Heritage of the Desert
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