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 Meanings and Examples of INVOKE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
invoke
 v.  call upon; ask for; request earnestly
Classic Sentence: (17 in 2 pages)
1  To invoke your pity," said the lovely Jewess, with a voice somewhat tremulous with emotion, "would, I am aware, be as useless as I should hold it mean.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
2  I mean to teach them in these parts that law is law, and that there is a man here who does not fear to invoke it.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 11. The Man on the Tor
3  He knew well that I should never willingly invoke the aid of the police against him.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE ADVENTURE OF THE PRIORY SCHOOL
4  Plaints made in common are almost prayers, and prayers where two or three are gathered together invoke the mercy of heaven.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 15. Number 34 and Number 27.
5  She would invoke the past, recall old recollections; she would supplicate him by the remembrance of guilty, yet happy days.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 99. The Law.
6  And really, after a day or two of confusion worse confounded, it was delightful by degrees to invoke order from the chaos ourselves had made.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
7  My Lord, my Lord, you invoke in your defense things which accuse you more strongly.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 12 GEORGE VILLIERS, DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM
8  No doubt he had invoked the help of the Holy Spirit to subdue the anger I had roused in him, and now believed he had forgiven me once more.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
9  The front door stood open, but the jealous gate was fastened, as at my last visit; I knocked and invoked Earnshaw from among the garden-beds; he unchained it, and I entered.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
10  The fare was, indeed, coarse, such as the peasants of the country ate, but I will not doubt that it was set there by the spirits that I had invoked to aid me.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
11  From thence it is the God of breezes fair or foul is first invoked for favourable winds.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 8. The Pulpit.
12  She invoked his help against this attack upon the jolly human heart.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 11
13  He invoked then the name of science.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In III
14  Everything was assumed to be possible for Napoleon, they expected him from every side, and invoked his terrible name to shatter each other's proposals.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER XI
15  But all in vain; the indignant gale howls louder; then, with one hand raised invokingly to God, with the other they not unreluctantly lay hold of Jonah.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
Example Sentence:
1  I again invoke the cooperation of the executive and legislative authorities of the States in this great purpose.
2  Police can invoke the law of trespass to regulate access to these places.
3  The judge invoked an international law that protects refugees.
4  She had invoked the law in her own defence.
5  The people felt that a good man was indeed their leader; and in enthusiastic crowds they thronged his way, and invoking the blessing of God upon him.
6  You can customize the behavior of the Asynchronous Server and hence re-brand it by defining your own command set for invoking services.