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summon
used in Killing Kennedy

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
  • So this is not a minor underling whom Bobby has summoned.
    p. 184.1
  • Should Kennedy need to summon that agent at a moment's notice, the president can push a special emergency button beneath his desk.
    p. 139.5
  • The president summons Air Force One.
    p. 194.7
  • Kennedy immediately summons the base chaplain to baptize Patrick, ensuring that his son will go to heaven, based upon the teachings of the Catholic Church.
    p. 195.4
  • So it is that the Kennedy staff and the Johnson staff stand uncomfortably next to one another as federal judge Sarah Hughes, who was personally appointed to the bench by LBJ and now has been hastily summoned to the presidential jet of which John F. Kennedy was so fond, administers the oath.
    p. 287.0

There are no more uses of "summon" in Killing Kennedy.

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