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summon
used in The Mill on the Floss

7 uses
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Definition
to call forth
  • "No, thank you," said Maggie, summoning all her force for a desperate effort, and trying to smile in a friendly way.
    1.11 -- Book 1 Chapter 11 -- Maggie Tries to Run away from Her Shadow (77% in)
  • But the new images summoned by Philip's name dispersed half the oppressive spell she had been under.
    6.6 -- Book 6 Chapter 6 -- Illustrating the Laws of Attraction (76% in)
  • ...self-confident personage,—not any self-confident personage, but one in particular, who suddenly looks humble and anxious, and lingers, bending still, to ask if there is not some draught in that position between the window and the fireplace, and if he may not be allowed to move the work-table for her,—these things will summon a little of the too ready, traitorous tenderness into a woman's eyes, compelled as she is in her girlish time to learn her life-lessons in very trivial language.
    6.7 -- Book 6 Chapter 7 -- Philip Re-enters (73% in)
  • He was beginning to play very falsely under this deafening inward tumult, and Lucy was looking at him in astonishment, when Mrs. Tulliver's entrance to summon them to lunch came as an excuse for abruptly breaking off the music.
    6.7 -- Book 6 Chapter 7 -- Philip Re-enters (80% in)
  • But at last she summoned courage to go and see sister Glegg, who of course would know everything, and had been even to see Tom at the Mill in Mrs. Tulliver's absence, though he had said nothing of what had passed on the occasion.
    7.2 -- Book 7 Chapter 2 -- St. Ogg's Passes Judgment (40% in)
  • Still two or three more days passed, and Maggie heard nothing of Philip; anxiety about him was becoming her predominant trouble, and she summoned courage at last to inquire about him of Dr. Kenn, on his next visit to her.
    7.3 -- Book 7 Chapter 3 -- Showing That Old Acquaintances Are Capable…. (50% in)
  • For hours every other thought that she strove to summon was thrust aside by the image of Stephen waiting for the single word that would bring him to her.
    7.5 -- Book 7 Chapter 5 -- The Last Conflict (31% in)

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