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summon
used in Macbeth

3 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
  • — A heavy summons lies like lead upon me, And yet I would not sleep:—merciful powers, Restrain in me the cursed thoughts that nature Gives way to in repose!
    2.1 — Act 2 Scene 1 — Inverness. Court within the Castle (3% in)
  • Hear it not, Duncan, for it is a knell That summons thee to heaven or to hell.
    2.1 — Act 2 Scene 1 — Inverness. Court within the Castle (21% in)
  • There's comfort yet; they are assailable; Then be thou jocund: ere the bat hath flown His cloister'd flight, ere to black Hecate's summons, The shard-borne beetle, with his drowsy hums, Hath rung night's yawning peal, there shall be done A deed of dreadful note.
    3.2 — Act 3 Scene 2 — The same. Another Room in the Palace (75% in)

There are no more uses of "summon" in Macbeth.

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