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summon
used in The God of Small Things

7 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
  • Eventually, his English manager, Mr. Hollick, summoned him to his bungalow for a "serious chat."
    Chapter 2 (12% in)
  • And in Ayemenem, where once the loudest sound had been a musical bus horn, now whole wars, famines, picturesque massacres and Bill Clinton could be summoned up like servants.
    Chapter 1 (83% in)
  • Rahel summoned all her strength.
    Chapter 5 (83% in)
  • They summoned her back now with the palms of their small hands laid flat against the bare skin of her midriff.
    Chapter 11 (45% in)
  • Then it closed and long, sweeping lashes re-summoned sleep.
    Chapter 12 (7% in)
  • He cannot answer bells that summon him.
    Chapter 12 (29% in)
  • The de-jammed strawberries were summoned one by one, and sliced into delicate pieces.
    Chapter 13 (17% in)

There are no more uses of "summon" in The God of Small Things.

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