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summon
used in Jane Eyre

27 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
  • I summoned strength to ask what had caused this calamity.
    Chapter 36 (94% in)
summoned = called forth (gathered from within)
  • It was the fifteenth of January, about nine o'clock in the morning: Bessie was gone down to breakfast; my cousins had not yet been summoned to their mama; Eliza was putting on her bonnet and warm garden-coat to go and feed her poultry, an occupation of which she was fond: and not less so of selling the eggs to the housekeeper and hoarding up the money she thus obtained.
    Chapter 4 (22% in)
  • The superintendent of Lowood (for such was this lady) having taken her seat before a pair of globes placed on one of the tables, summoned the first class round her, and commenced giving a lesson on geography; the lower classes were called by the teachers: repetitions in history, grammar, &c.
    Chapter 5 (63% in)
  • But at that moment the summons sounded for dinner; all re-entered the house.
    Chapter 5 (92% in)
  • Tea over and the tray removed, she again summoned us to the fire; we sat one on each side of her, and now a conversation followed between her and Helen, which it was indeed a privilege to be admitted to hear.
    Chapter 8 (66% in)
  • I asked of the waiter who answered the summons.
    Chapter 11 (6% in)
  • He snuffed round the prostrate group, and then he ran up to me; it was all he could do, — there was no other help at hand to summon.
    Chapter 12 (51% in)
  • Unused as I was to strangers, it was rather a trial to appear thus formally summoned in Mr. Rochester's presence.
    Chapter 13 (17% in)
  • Adele, indeed, no sooner saw Mrs. Fairfax, than she summoned her to her sofa, and there quickly filled her lap with the porcelain, the ivory, the waxen contents of her "boite;" pouring out, meantime, explanations and raptures in such broken English as she was mistress of.
    Chapter 14 (14% in)
  • I never seemed in his way; he did not take fits of chilling hauteur: when he met me unexpectedly, the encounter seemed welcome; he had always a word and sometimes a smile for me: when summoned by formal invitation to his presence, I was honoured by a cordiality of reception that made me feel I really possessed the power to amuse him, and that these evening conferences were sought as much for his pleasure as for my benefit.
    Chapter 15 (51% in)
  • At last coffee is brought in, and the gentlemen are summoned.
    Chapter 17 (61% in)
  • Mrs. Fairfax was summoned to give information respecting the resources of the house in shawls, dresses, draperies of any kind; and certain wardrobes of the third storey were ransacked, and their contents, in the shape of brocaded and hooped petticoats, satin sacques, black modes, lace lappets, &c.
    Chapter 18 (4% in)
  • Meantime, Mr. Rochester had again summoned the ladies round him, and was selecting certain of their number to be of his party.
    Chapter 18 (6% in)
  • The want of his animating influence appeared to be peculiarly felt one day that he had been summoned to Millcote on business, and was not likely to return till late.
    Chapter 18 (54% in)
  • And then, to my great relief, Mr. Henry Lynn summoned them to the other side of the room, to settle some point about the deferred excursion to Hay Common.
    Chapter 18 (70% in)
  • It was from companionship with this baby-phantom I had been roused on that moonlight night when I heard the cry; and it was on the afternoon of the day following I was summoned downstairs by a message that some one wanted me in Mrs. Fairfax's room.
    Chapter 21 (4% in)
  • I did not need to be guided to the well-known room, to which I had so often been summoned for chastisement or reprimand in former days.
    Chapter 21 (47% in)
  • But, Jane, I summon you as my wife: it is you only I intend to marry.
    Chapter 23 (73% in)
  • He duly summoned me to his presence in the evening.
    Chapter 24 (81% in)
  • Impatiently I waited for evening, when I might summon you to my presence.
    Chapter 27 (66% in)
  • You will not be summoned to leave England sooner than you expected?
    Chapter 33 (16% in)
  • It was as if I had heard a summons from Heaven — as if a visionary messenger, like him of Macedonia, had enounced, "Come over and help us!"
    Chapter 34 (62% in)
  • Or who, that ever was truly called, believed himself worthy of the summons?
    Chapter 34 (65% in)
  • The feeling was not like an electric shock, but it was quite as sharp, as strange, as startling: it acted on my senses as if their utmost activity hitherto had been but torpor, from which they were now summoned and forced to wake.
    Chapter 35 (91% in)
  • "Ere many days," I said, as I terminated my musings, "I will know something of him whose voice seemed last night to summon me.
    Chapter 36 (13% in)
  • Summoning Mary, I soon had the room in more cheerful order: I prepared him, likewise, a comfortable repast.
    Chapter 37 (39% in)
  • Reader, it was on Monday night — near midnight — that I too had received the mysterious summons: those were the very words by which I replied to it.
    Chapter 37 (96% in)

There are no more uses of "summon" in Jane Eyre.

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