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summon
used in Moby Dick

7 uses
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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
  • Frighted Jonah trembles, and summoning all his boldness to his face, only looks so much the more a coward.
    Chapters 7-9 -- The Chapel; The Pulpit; The Sermon (55% in)
  • At last some four or five of us were summoned to our meal in an adjoining room.
    Chapters 1-3 -- Loomings; The Carpet-Bag; The Spouter-Inn (51% in)
  • With bent head and half-slouched hat he continued to pace, unmindful of the wondering whispering among the men; till Stubb cautiously whispered to Flask, that Ahab must have summoned them there for the purpose of witnessing a pedestrian feat.
    Chapters 34-36 -- The Cabin-Table; The Mast-Head; The Qarter-Deck--Ahab and all (68% in)
  • At sunrise the Captain went forward, and knocking on the deck, summoned the prisoners to work; but with a yell they refused.
    Chapters 52-54 -- The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (67% in)
  • Twice every day for three days this was repeated; but on the fourth morning a confused wrangling, and then a scuffling was heard, as the customary summons was delivered; and suddenly four men burst up from the forecastle, saying they were ready to turn to.
    Chapters 52-54 -- The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (68% in)
  • ...that had last hailed him, and maddened by his long entombment in a place as black as the bowels of despair; it was then that Steelkilt proposed to the two Canallers, thus far apparently of one mind with him, to burst out of their hole at the next summoning of the garrison; and armed with their keen mincing knives (long, crescentic, heavy implements with a handle at each end) run amuck from the bowsprit to the taffrail; and if by any devilishness of desperation possible, seize the ship.
    Chapters 52-54 -- The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (70% in)
  • At sunrise he summoned all hands; and separating those who had rebelled from those who had taken no part in the mutiny, he told the former that he had a good mind to flog them all round—thought, upon the whole, he would do so—he ought to—justice demanded it; but for the present, considering their timely surrender, he would let them go with a reprimand, which he accordingly administered in the vernacular.
    Chapters 52-54 -- The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (74% in)

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