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evoke
used in The Lords of Discipline

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Definition
to call forth or cause — typically to arouse an emotion or bring a memory to mind
  • The Tradd—St. Croix house evoked a mythic, possessive nostalgia from the reverent crowds who walked single file through its hushed, candle-lit interior each April during the annual spring tour of homes, for it was emblematic of the most remarkable instincts of that form-possessed society.
    Chapter 1.2 (19% in)
  • The odor of the marsh was so urgent and strong, so evocative of the Atlantic and infinite fertility, that the breeze that lifted the sheets from my body smelled of trout and shad and mullet and flowed in a secret renegade creek through our room.
    Chapter 3.22 (82% in)
  • If the emperor was a weak man, the sight of his mark would evoke laughter and contempt, but if he was a stern and powerful ruler, his mark would instill fear and trembling and obedience.
    Chapter 3.26 (41% in)

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