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summon
used in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

5 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
  • I couldn't summon up the energy to answer him.
    p. 80.3
  • If on Judgment Day I were summoned by St. Peter to give testimony to the used-to-be sheriff's act of kindness, I would be unable to say anything in his behalf.
    p. 18.2
  • Then Uncle Willie heard it and summoned Bailey back from Huck Finn to unlatch the bolt.
    p. 154.2
  • The choir was summoned and sang a modern arrangement of "Onward, Christian Soldiers," with new words pertaining to graduates seeking their place in the world.
    p. 181.8
  • I answered dryly and with all the detachment I could summon, "Mi padre."
    p. 240.8

There are no more uses of "summon" in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.

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