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Her story evoked sympathy.
  to call forth or cause — typically to arouse an emotion or bring a memory to mind
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  • Her story evoked sympathy.
  • This remark evoked sadness.
  • Lon could not evoke these feelings in her.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Notebook
  • Mother evokes warmth and love and sweetness.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes

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  • Looking at the Map of Days, even the places that sounded most forbidding evoked in me a strange longing.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • I could only guess at how awful the last seventy-two hours had been for her, and I worried what she would think when she saw that razor-wire fence—it evoked a primal fear.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • I WANT TO do that very thing now, of course, slow at each door and awning and window case and flip down the passenger-side window of my old and lumbering gray Mercedes coupe and perhaps not so softly call out my general gratitude for the collegial thoughts and kindnesses, but it’s the selling hour, after all, and what would I be doing but disturbing the bustling morning of the town’s activity by showing myself in an odd one-man parade that evokes no one’s great nostalgia or longing.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • It may have had words to it at one point because every time I hear it, it evokes a sunset over the ocean, an ancient castle, and a beautiful princess who throws herself off the castle walls into the pounding surf below.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • For Americans, a word like "camp" evoked happy summer memories that were nothing like what I had experienced in PlaszOw and Gross-Rosen.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • The sewing kit wrapped in cheesecloth evokes the Byrnes’ grim home.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train

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  • Prophet smiled broadly, amazed and pleased by his ability to evoke laughter from the elder section of Yamacraw scholars.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Even in the 1860s such phrases in a Fourth of July speech or at a recruiting rally might evoke a cynical guffaw.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • Betsie by the very way she sat evoked a high-backed chair behind her and a carpet at her feet instead of this endless row of metal cots on a bare pine floor.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • She had gazed out the window at the wintry Warsaw desolation, bomb-shattered buildings and rubble heaps shrouded (there was no other word) by the sulphurous soot-blackened snow—a landscape which had once brought tears of sorrow but now only evoked a sickish apathy, so much a dingy part did it seem of the day-to-day dreariness and misery of a city ransacked, fearful, hungry, dying.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The sudden release of emotions, coupled with Dougal’s words, had evoked a picture of Jamie’s face, caught in the act as it were, that I found totally hilarious in my unhinged state.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • …threw me an ugly short-circuit, like an electric pop in the temple, more than anything I was struck by the smell—for the plastic, pool-liner odor of masking tape had grown overwhelming from being shut up in such a small space, an emotionally evocative odor I hadn’t remembered or thought of in years, a distinct polyvinyl reek that threw me straight back to childhood and my bedroom back in Vegas: chemicals and new carpet, falling asleep and waking up every morning with the painting taped…
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Belatedly she remembered the umbrella in her bag, dragged it out, pushing her way forward into the evocative gloom of the rain-struck woods.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • And every corner, every nook and cranny, evoked ripe memories.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Our hardships evoke more fatigue than fury.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • Judge Taylor was not the kind of figure that ever evoked pity, but I did feel a pang for him as he tried to explain.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • The very phrases were worn so threadbare that they evoked no image except that of a turbaned "character." leaking sawdust at every pore as he pursued a tiger through the Bois de Boulogne.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • But even if one might, what feeling except veneration could such a man as my father evoke?
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • It evoked one final remark.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • The covert glances and quiet murmurs I usually evoke are nothing compared to the reaction brought on by the sight of my bizarre-looking prep team.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • It is the hand that evokes love, and creates a twin soul for every person in the world.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist
  • He could evoke everything for her, with small verbal pulse points of which he was completely unaware.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • = 3.14 and I drew a large circle, which I then sliced in two with a diameter, to evoke that basic lesson of geometry.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • But I knew too clearly the terror and brutal cruelty my advances would evoke.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • The kindliness was so great that it made their love seem small and mean, because only something contemptible could evoke such immensity of compassion.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Even the bald-headed girl in Sicily still evoked in him strong sensations of pity, tenderness and regret.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • A look of blank hostility that masks two intense feelings—the fire evoked by grille (which is also slang for face), and the cold of the ice.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • But hitherto the emotion had remained in him as a silent ache, veiling with sadness the beauty that evoked it.
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome
  • Everything else was sharp and hard, but this Grecian sun evoked joy from every angularity and blurred with brightness the stiff face of the countryside.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • A sweet smell with a bitter undertone, rich and evocative.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • This barrier itself evoked gloomy fancies in the mind.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • We all face each of the four directions as Neferet evokes the elements and casts Nyx’s circle.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • Thus we would often hum tunes evoking the calm waters of Jordan and the majestic sanctity of Jerusalem.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • The wintry wind swept her damp ankles and she shivered again but her shiver was less from the wind than from the dread his words evoked in her heart.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • He looked like a ghost evoked unseasonably from the grave.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Or, to the unread, unsophisticated Protestant of the Middle American States, why does the passing mention of a White Friar or a White Nun, evoke such an eyeless statue in the soul?
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • As he looked at the crowd, people saw in his face what the threats of the judges had not been able to evoke: the first sign of emotion.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Musical strains, well rendered, had a way of evoking pictures in her mind.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • The controversial, neomodern glass pyramid designed by Chinese-born American architect I. M. Pei still evoked scorn from traditionalists who felt it destroyed the dignity of the Renaissance courtyard.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • His labours in behalf of the deaf will live on and bless generations of children yet to come; and we love him alike for what he himself has achieved and for what he has evoked from others.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • Music was played on some inner ear, and Spender imagined the shape of such instruments to evoke such music.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • That great sweeping act of imagination which evoked a marvelous park, where children pressed against the fences, wondering at the extraordinary creatures, come alive from their storybooks.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Charcoal portraits came next, and the entire family hung in a row, looking as wild and crocky as if just evoked from a coalbin.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • Tita enjoyed this step enormously; while the filling was resting, it was very pleasant to savor its aroma, for smells have the power to evoke the past, bringing back sounds and even other smells that have no match in the present.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • I was not at all remorseful for having unwittingly set those other branches of the Pocket family to the poor arts they practised; because such littlenesses were their natural bent, and would have been evoked by anybody else, if I had left them slumbering.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Every slight movement in the street evoked a casual curiosity in him.
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
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