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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 footman came in to summon Boris—the princess was going.
    Book One — 1805 (48% in)
  • Hey, who's there?" he called out in a tone only used by persons who are certain that those they call will rush to obey the summons.
    Book One — 1805 (50% in)
  • It was just the moment before a big dinner when the assembled guests, expecting the summons to zakuska, * avoid engaging in any long conversation but think it necessary to move about and talk, in order to show that they are not at all impatient for their food.
    Book One — 1805 (52% in)
  • After a few more turns of the lathe he removed his foot from the pedal, wiped his chisel, dropped it into a leather pouch attached to the lathe, and, approaching the table, summoned his daughter.
    Book One — 1805 (80% in)
  • You see...." but before Prince Andrew could finish, an aide-de-camp came in to summon Dolgorukov to the Emperor.
    Book Three — 1805 (55% in)
  • The next day the Emperor stopped at Wischau, and Villier, his physician, was repeatedly summoned to see him.
    Book Three — 1805 (60% in)
  • All the commanders of columns were summoned to the commander in chief's and with the exception of Prince Bagration, who declined to come, were all there at the appointed time.
    Book Three — 1805 (63% in)
  • The head of the garrison at Glogau, with ten thousand men, asks the King of Prussia what he is to do if he is summoned to surrender....
    Book Five — 1806-07 (37% in)
  • When the aide-de-camp, having returned and choosing an opportune moment, ventured to draw the Emperor's attention to the devotion of the Poles to his person, the little man in the gray overcoat got up and, having summoned Berthier, began pacing up and down the bank with him, giving him instructions and occasionally glancing disapprovingly at the drowning Uhlans who distracted his attention.
    Book Nine — 1812 (8% in)
  • Evidently accustomed to managing debates and to maintaining an argument, he began in low but distinct tones: "I imagine, sir," said he, mumbling with his toothless mouth, "that we have been summoned here not to discuss whether it's best for the empire at the present moment to adopt conscription or to call out the militia.
    Book Nine — 1812 (95% in)
  • We have been summoned to reply to the appeal with which our sovereign the Emperor has honored us.
    Book Nine — 1812 (95% in)
  • (he hesitated: he wished to say, "Mon tres honorable preopinant"—"My very honorable opponent") "with the gentleman.... whom I have not the honor of knowing, I suppose that the nobility have been summoned not merely to express their sympathy and enthusiasm but also to consider the means by which we can assist our Fatherland!
    Book Nine — 1812 (95% in)
  • The Emperor has deigned to summon us and the merchants.
    Book Nine — 1812 (98% in)
  • "I'll see you later," he added, and summoned de Beausset, who by that time had prepared the surprise, having placed something on the chairs and covered it with a cloth.
    Book Ten — 1812 (70% in)
  • Having ordered punch and summoned de Beausset, he began to talk to him about Paris and about some changes he meant to make in the Empress' household, surprising the prefect by his memory of minute details relating to the court.
    Book Ten — 1812 (75% in)
  • Napoleon rose and having summoned Caulaincourt and Berthier began talking to them about matters unconnected with the battle.
    Book Ten — 1812 (87% in)
  • Though they had not been summoned for the purpose, and though it was not so called, they all felt that this was really a council of war.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (5% in)
  • The anteroom and reception room of his house were full of officials who had been summoned or had come for orders.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (21% in)
  • In the middle of this fresh tale Pierre was summoned to the commander in chief.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (24% in)
  • But I did not summon you to discuss my actions, but to give you advice—or an order if you prefer it.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (25% in)
  • Il etait temps," * said he, and dismounting he ordered a plan of Moscow to be spread out before him, and summoned Lelorgne d'Ideville, the interpreter.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (46% in)
  • When the necessary number of copies of the dispositions had been prepared, an officer was summoned and sent to deliver them to Ermolov to deal with.
    Book Thirteen — 1812 (16% in)
  • When Eykhen, the officer of the general staff whom he had summoned, appeared, Kutuzov went purple in the face, not because that officer was to blame for the mistake, but because he was an object of sufficient importance for him to vent his wrath on.
    Book Thirteen — 1812 (20% in)
  • With regard to diplomatic questions, Napoleon summoned Captain Yakovlev, who had been robbed and was in rags and did not know how to get out of Moscow, minutely explained to him his whole policy and his magnanimity, and having written a letter to the Emperor Alexander in which he considered it his duty to inform his Friend and Brother that Rostopchin had managed affairs badly in Moscow, he dispatched Yakovlev to Petersburg.
    Book Thirteen — 1812 (37% in)
  • When Denisov had come to Pokrovsk at the beginning of his operations and had as usual summoned the village elder and asked him what he knew about the French, the elder, as though shielding himself, had replied, as all village elders did, that he had neither seen nor heard anything of them.
    Book Fourteen — 1812 (26% in)
  • Everything: a carriage passing rapidly in the street, a summons to dinner, the maid's inquiry what dress to prepare, or worse still any word of insincere or feeble sympathy, seemed an insult, painfully irritated the wound, interrupting that necessary quiet in which they both tried to listen to the stern and dreadful choir that still resounded in their imagination, and hindered their gazing into those mysterious limitless vistas that for an instant had opened out before them.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (0% in)

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