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Definition to call forth
The exact meaning of summon can depend upon its context. For example:
  • "summon to court" — officially demand that someone appear in court (call them to court)
  • "summon the team to a meeting" — call upon the team members to attend a meeting
  • "summon help" — call others to come and help
  • "summon her courage" — call forth her courage from within
  • I was summoned to the principal's office.
summoned = called to come
  • I summoned all my courage and walked into the room.
  • summoned = called forth (collected from within)
  • Atticus summoned Calpurnia, who returned bearing the syrup pitcher.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • summoned = called to come
  • The earliest riser, coming forth in the dim twilight, would perceive a vaguely-defined figure aloft on the place of shame; and half-crazed betwixt alarm and curiosity, would go knocking from door to door, summoning all the people to behold the ghost—as he needs must think it—of some defunct transgressor.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • summoning = calling to come
  • Percy summoned the power of the river.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • summoned = called forth; or called to come
  • He insisted on summoning a dementor to accompany him into the castle.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • summoning = calling to come
  • Since his boat was the fastest, Mark was summoned to aid in the search.
    Margaret Craven  --  I Heard the Owl Call My Name
  • summoned = called (to come out and)
  • I summoned strength to ask what had caused this calamity.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • summoned = called forth (gathered from within)
  • Then, summoning the wild courage of despair, a throng of the revellers at once threw themselves into the black apartment,
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Masque of the Red Death
  • summoning = calling forth
  • Police and life squad were summoned at 4:11.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Tears of a Tiger
  • summoned = called to come
  • He took a breath, summoned his courage, and continued.
    Louis Sachar  --  Holes
  • summoned = called forth (from within)
  • He missed homeroom because he was summoned to the vice-principal's office.
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot
  • summoned = called (to appear)
  • I'm trying to summon the courage to do what I have to do.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • summon = call forth; or call to come
  • It was evident that he had been summoned rather for the moral support of the stricken ladies than because of any specific aid that he could render.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • summoned = called (asked to come)
  • When he threw the latch, the thumper would begin its summons.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • summons = call (to come)
  • with all his strength, and more strength he had just summoned,
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Old Man and the Sea
  • summoned = called forth; or called to come
  • Summon all our people to meet me here as speedily as they can.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • summon = call (to come)
  • PARRIS, sweating: These people should be summoned.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • summoned = called to come
  • What does it take to summon a major spirit?
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • summon = call forth; or call to come
  • The doctor was summoned.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
summoned = called (to come)

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