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summon
used in The Brothers Karamazov

8 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
  • Alyosha was mysteriously summoned by a monk to see Rakitin, who had arrived from town with a singular letter for him from Madame Hohlakov.
    Book 4 — Lacerations (4% in)
  • The servants are summoned for their edification, and in front of them all stands the mother of the child.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (43% in)
  • The young man would spend whole evenings with him during that winter, till the exile was summoned to Petersburg to take up his post again at his own request, as he had powerful friends.
    Book 6 — The Russian Monk (10% in)
  • And it is hard to say how far they might have gone, but at that moment the bell rang summoning them to service.
    Book 7 — Alyosha (28% in)
  • After thinking a little Samsonov told the lad to take the visitor to the drawing-room, and sent the old woman downstairs with a summons to his younger son to come upstairs to him at once.
    Book 8 — Mitya (7% in)
  • Then old Maximov was summoned.
    Book 9 — The Preliminary Investigation (88% in)
  • When Mitya was summoned from his cell, he always went downstairs, to the place set aside for interviews.
    Book 11 — Ivan (26% in)
  • For I cannot imagine the horror and moral suffering of Karamazov when he learnt that she loved him, that for his sake she had rejected her first lover, that she was summoning him, Mitya, to a new life, that she was promising him happiness—and when?
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (62% in)

There are no more uses of "summon" in The Brothers Karamazov.

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