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summon
used in A Thousand Acres

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
  • The summons, backed up by the word "hospital," had been enough.
    p. 348.6
  • I sat back, breaking away from her gaze, trying to summon some older-sister authority.
    p. 189.8
  • I tried to summon some authority, but my voice trembled.
    p. 212.6
  • Finally, I summoned a firm voice, in which I said, "If I were always perfectly open and truthful, then most of the work of being sure that I agree with you on everything would be already done for you, wouldn't it?"
    p. 260.4
  • I summoned a note of sympathy into my voice.
    p. 300.8

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