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summon
used in Oliver Twist

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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
  • 'Hem!' said Mr. Bumble, summoning up all his native dignity.
    Chapter 37 — In Which the Reader May Perceive a Contrast, Not Uncommon.... (43% in)
  • ...operation of her system; for at the very moment when the child had contrived to exist upon the smallest possible portion of the weakest possible food, it did perversely happen in eight and a half cases out of ten, either that it sickened from want and cold, or fell into the fire from neglect, or got half-smothered by accident; in any one of which cases, the miserable little being was usually summoned into another world, and there gathered to the fathers it had never known in this.
    Chapter 2 — Treats of Oliver Twist's Growth, Education, and Board (12% in)
  • At length summoning up courage, she threw her arms around Mr. Bumble's neck, and said, it might be as soon as ever he pleased, and that he was 'a irresistible duck.'
    Chapter 27 — Atones for the Unpoliteness of a Former Chapter; Which.... (57% in)
  • He summoned up all his strength for one last trial, and bent his faltering steps towards it.
    Chapter 28 — Looks after Oliver, and Proceeds with His Adventures (51% in)
  • The young woman, who had by this time, noted her appearance, replied only by a look of virtuous disdain; and summoned a man to answer her.
    Chapter 39 — Introduces Some Respectable Characters with Whom the.... (91% in)
  • If you repeat this information to a gentleman whom I can summon in an instant from the next room, you can be consigned to some place of safety without half an hour's delay.'
    Chapter 40 — A Strange Interview, Which is a Sequel to the Last Chamber (59% in)
  • The old housekeeper answered the summons with all dispatch; and dropping a curtsey at the door, waited for orders.
    Chapter 41 — Containing Fresh Discoveries, and Showing that Surprises.... (56% in)
  • The certainty of immediate detection if he fired, flashed across his mind even in the midst of his fury; and he beat it twice with all the force he could summon, upon the upturned face that almost touched his own.
    Chapter 47 — Fatal Consequences (96% in)
  • ...abroad, and the smiling untiring discharge of domestic duties at home; I would paint her and her dead sister's child happy in their love for one another, and passing whole hours together in picturing the friends whom they had so sadly lost; I would summon before me, once again, those joyous little faces that clustered round her knee, and listen to their merry prattle; I would recall the tones of that clear laugh, and conjure up the sympathising tear that glistened in the soft blue eye.
    Chapter 53 — And Last (81% in)

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