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invoke
used in The Lords of Discipline

4 uses
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Definition
to call upon
The exact meaning of invoke can depend upon its context. For example:
  • "invoking God's help"; or "invoking the spirit of the dead" — to call upon a great or magical power
  • "I invoke the First Amendment"; or "I invoke the words of Thomas Jefferson" — to cite or call upon for validation
  • "She invoked his sympathy and family memories." — to call upon someone's feelings or memories
  • "She invoked his assistance." — to call earnestly for
  • "The program invokes the subroutine" — to call up a computer program
  • It was dangerous to have a sadist in the barracks, especially one who justified his excesses by religiously invoking the sacrosanct authority of the plebe system.
    Chapter 1.12 (1% in)
  • So when we invoke the honor system you finally tell the truth.
    Chapter 2.20 (61% in)
  • Even the laughter of Irishmen was sad, they said, shrugging their shoulders as though they had invoked some immutable law of nature.
    Chapter 3.22 (3% in)
  • Pig's eyes had glazed over with that feral, gauzy look he assumed whenever he invoked the image of Theresa in front of sacrilegious strangers in the room.
    Chapter 3.22 (23% in)

There are no more uses of "invoke" in The Lords of Discipline.

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