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 Meanings and Examples of SUMMON
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summon
 v.  call, bid, or cite; notify to come to appear; call upon to surrender
Classic Sentence: (202 in 14 pages)
1  Instead, she walked out of the room with such dignity as she could summon and banged the heavy door behind her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
2  Then, having accepted his gifts, she could not summon courage enough to tell him his reputation made it improper for him to call on three lone women who had no male protector.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
3  With all the speed the horse could summon, they jolted and bounced across Marietta Street.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
4  She lay relaxed for a moment, trying to summon anger to her aid, trying to draw on her strength.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
5  But she was afraid to summon him.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
6  The person entering would have to summon his courage as for a cold-water plunge.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 13
7  Placing himself at an angle of the works, where he might be a spectator of the scene without, he awaited the result with as much patience as he could summon.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 19
8  Widowed and orphaned families had no need to summon him; he came of his own accord.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV—WORKS CORRESPONDING TO WORDS
9  Prisoner, in your own interests, I summon you for the last time to explain yourself clearly on two points.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER X—THE SYSTEM OF DENIALS
10  As he spoke, he seemed to be examining the other attentively, as though seeking to summon up his recollections.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER IX—JONDRETTE COMES NEAR WEEPING
11  It would have been better to summon the other insurgents to his succor against Jean Valjean, to get himself shot by force.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—JAVERT
12  Sixthly: the prisoners called barkers, who summon the other.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—JAVERT
13  Of what he has particularly accused me I am ignorant; but of the truth of what I shall relate, I can summon more than one witness of undoubted veracity.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 35
14  And now that she is vanished to her rest, and I have meditated for another hour or two, I shall summon courage to go also, in spite of aching laziness of head and limbs.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
15  Her magnanimity provoked his tears: he wept wildly, kissing her supporting hands, and yet could not summon courage to speak out.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
Example Sentence: (23 in 2 pages)
1  The shareholders summon to a general meeting.
2  And for a play about murder, treachery, betrayal, death, violence, and justice, this is not a bad location to summon those ancient spirits.
3  I couldn't even summon the energy to get out of bed.
4  Hugh was summoned to appear before the magistrate.
5  General Rattigan summoned reinforcements to help resist the attack.
6  He was summoned to attend an emergency meeting.
7  Robert summoned the waiter for the bill.
8  He was summoned before the board of directors.
9  Late last night, the French ambassador was summoned to the Foreign Office to discuss the crisis.
10  The doctor was summoned to his bedside.
11  The bomb squad also was summoned to examine one other package that proved to be harmless.
12  The general summoned all his officers.
13  She was duly summoned for an interview.
14  When his lease went up for renewal in December, I summoned all my courage to sign my name alongside his on the new one.
15  The superintendent of Lowood (for such was this lady) having taken her seat before a pair of globes placed on one of the tables, summoned the first class round her, and commenced giving a lesson on geography; the lower classes were called by the teachers: repetitions in history, grammar, &c., went on for an hour.