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invoke
used in Oliver Twist

2 uses
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Definition
to call upon
The exact meaning of invoke can depend upon its context. For example:
  • "invoking God's help"; or "invoking the spirit of the dead" — to call upon a great or magical power
  • "I invoke the First Amendment"; or "I invoke the words of Thomas Jefferson" — to cite or call upon for validation
  • "She invoked his sympathy and family memories." — to call upon someone's feelings or memories
  • "She invoked his assistance." — to call earnestly for
  • "The program invokes the subroutine" — to call up a computer program
  • The blessing was from a young child's lips, but it was the first that Oliver had ever heard invoked upon his head; and through the struggles and sufferings, and troubles and changes, of his after life, he never once forgot it.
    Chapter 7 — Oliver Continues Refactory (99% in)
  • Sikes, invoking terrific imprecations upon Fagin's head for sending Oliver on such an errand, plied the crowbar vigorously, but with little noise.
    Chapter 22 — The Burglary (70% in)

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