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summon
used in Atlas Shrugged

26 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
  • Rearden pressed a button, summoning Miss Ives.
    2.1 Part 2 Chapter 1 — The Man Who Belonged on Earth (55% in)
  • Unsummoned, the picture of a face seen twenty-seven years ago rose suddenly in his mind.
    1.8 Part 1 Chapter 8 — The John Galt Line (18% in)
  • They had come, unsummoned, to guard this train.
    1.8 Part 1 Chapter 8 — The John Galt Line (69% in)
  • Slowly, in answer and in resistance to an unspoken summons, she turned and looked at him.
    1.8 Part 1 Chapter 8 — The John Galt Line (95% in)
  • When summoned to Rearden's office, Larkin appeared three days later than the appointment made, offering no apology.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (20% in)
  • ...she would never want to leave him and he would never have the right to leavethe thought that he owed her at least the feeble recognition of sympathy, of respect for a feeling he could neither understand nor returnthe knowledge that he could summon nothing for her, except contempt, a strange, total, unreasoning contempt, impervious to pity, to reproach, to his own pleas for justice-and, hardest to bear, the proud revulsion against his own verdict, against his demand that he consider...
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (38% in)
  • Then perhaps the ugliness was the only means she could summon to hide it, he thought.
    2.3 Part 2 Chapter 3 — White Blackmail (23% in)
  • Mouch had summoned them all to Washington, as his friends and personal advisers, for a private, unofficial conference on the national crisis.
    2.6 Part 2 Chapter 6 — Miracle Metal (3% in)
  • The first instructed the trainmaster to summon a locomotive crew at once, for a purpose described only as "an emergency"; the second instructed the road foreman to "send the best engine available to Winston, to stand by for emergency assistance."
    2.7 Part 2 Chapter 7 — The Moratorium on Brains (75% in)
  • The trainmaster reached for the telephone in the dispatcher's office, to summon an engine crew, as ordered.
    2.7 Part 2 Chapter 7 — The Moratorium on Brains (79% in)
  • It struck him suddenly that he was summoning men to their death, and that of the twenty lives listed on the sheet before him, two would be ended by his choice.
    2.7 Part 2 Chapter 7 — The Moratorium on Brains (79% in)
  • He raised the telephone receiver to his ear, he called two numbers, he summoned an engineer and a fireman to report for duty at once.
    2.7 Part 2 Chapter 7 — The Moratorium on Brains (82% in)
  • But the longing came from the certainty that the truth and the right were hers-that the enemy was the irrational and the unreal-that she could not set herself another goal or summon the love to achieve it, while her rightful achievement had been lost, not to some superior power, but to a loathsome evil that conquered by means of impotence.
    2.8 Part 2 Chapter 8 — By Our Love (15% in)
  • The object of the hatred began to take form, as if summoned by the bells.
    2.8 Part 2 Chapter 8 — By Our Love (69% in)
  • She had left the office earlier than, she intended, unable to summon the effort for any task that could be postponed till morning.
    2.9 Part 2 Chapter 9 — The Face Without Pain or Fear or Guilt (1% in)
  • The sweep of her hand pressed the light switch and the bell to summon the porter.
    2.10 Part 2 Chapter 10 — The Sign of the Dollar (47% in)
  • But danger, to him, was a signal to shut off his sight, suspend his judgment and pursue an unaltered course, on the unstated premise that the danger would remain unreal by the sovereign power of his wish not to see it-like a foghorn within him, blowing, not to sound a warning, but to summon the fog.
    3.4 Part 3 Chapter 4 — Anti-Life (10% in)
  • There had been times when an unsummoned vision-a sight of the valley-had seemed to rise before her, not as a sudden appearance, but as a constant, hidden presence that suddenly chose to assume an insistent reality.
    3.4 Part 3 Chapter 4 — Anti-Life (51% in)
  • It was like trying to summon emotion toward inanimate objects, toward refuse sliding down a mountainside to crush him.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (43% in)
  • Hurrying to the elevator, then half-running through the stately lobby of the Wayne-Falkland, she felt herself returning to life at the summons of the possibility of action.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (75% in)
  • Miss Taggart, we don't know what to do," said Mr. Thompson; he had summoned her to a personal conference on one of his scurrying trips to New York.
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (26% in)
  • "Miss Taggart!" moaned Mr. Thompson, when she entered his hotel room next morning, in answer to his summons.
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (68% in)
  • The officer's hand summoned one of them to approach-an unshaved civilian with a shabby overcoat thrown over his shoulders.
    3.9 Part 3 Chapter 9 — The Generator (15% in)
  • Tonight, the squad had been augmented to sixteen, summoned for emergency duty by a long-distance telephone call from New York.
    3.9 Part 3 Chapter 9 — The Generator (65% in)
  • He was no longer able to summon the fog to conceal the sight of all those blind alleys he had struggled never to be forced to see: now, at the end of every alley, he was seeing his hatred of existence-he was seeing the face of Cherryl Taggart with her joyous eagerness to live and that it was this particular eagerness he had always wanted to defeat-he was seeing his face as the face of a killer whom all men should rightfully loathe, who destroyed values for being values, who killed in...
    3.9 Part 3 Chapter 9 — The Generator (95% in)
  • After a while, he summoned the conductor once more.
    3.10 Part 3 Chapter 10 — In the Name of the Best Among Us (62% in)

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