To call names


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To call names to apply opprobrious epithets to; to call by reproachful appellations.
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  • William Shakespeare
    “O thou invisible spirit of wine, if thou hast no name to be known by, let us call thee devil.”
  • Kahlil Gibran
    “Verily the kindness that gazes upon itself in a mirror turns to stone, and a good deed that calls itself by tender names becomes the parent to a curse.”
  • George Eliot
    “To act with doubleness towards a man whose own conduct was double, was so near an approach to virtue that it deserved to be called by no meaner name than diplomacy.”
  • A. A. Milne
    A. A. Milne
    “If one is to be called a liar, one may as well make an effort to deserve the name.”
  • Chinese Proverb
    Chinese Proverb
    “The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names.”
  • Maggie Kuhn
    Maggie Kuhn
    “The worst indignity is to be given a bedpan by a stranger who calls you by your first name.”


In literature:

Hail to thee, Tom of Bedford, or by whatever name it may please thee to be called, Spring or Winter.
"Lavengro The Scholar - The Gypsy - The Priest, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by George Borrow
Even if the fault has been altogether with the house it does not help to call it names.
"The Book of Business Etiquette" by Nella Henney
It's a shame to call folks names that don't fit them!
"The King's Daughters" by Emily Sarah Holt
Otherwise it would not have been necessary to repeat her name, to call her attention to the question.
"Olla Podrida" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
Hail to thee, Tom of Bedford, or by whatever name it may please thee to be called, Spring or Winter.
"Lavengro The Scholar, the Gypsy, the Priest" by George Borrow
But even Dr. Kruger couldn't understand what his name was, so they took to calling him Billy Bolee.
"Heart of Gold" by Ruth Alberta Brown
I have only to call them by name, and they will come to the doors of their kennels and eat it out of my very hands.
"The Day of Wrath" by Maurus Jókai
How long will it take to have the names of dissenting delegates called?
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
In commands to call upon his name, swearing by him is not forbidden.
"The Ordinance of Covenanting" by John Cunningham
He was born in a street called Milk Street, a name not difficult to remember.
"The Children's Book of London" by Geraldine Edith Mitton

In poetry:

O is it Love or is it Fame,
This thing for which I sigh?
Or has it then no earthly name
For men to call it by?
"Oh, Is It Love?" by Amy Levy
Didst ever mark how, sometimes, I became --
Gentle though I be --
Gentler than ever when I called thy name,
Gentlest to thee?
"M * * *" by Abram Joseph Ryan
Still louder, with increasing dread,
They call'd his darling name:
But 'twas like speaking to the dead —
An echo only came.
"The Child and the Hind" by Thomas Campbell
Angel by name love called him, seeing so fair
The sweet small frame;
Meet to be called, if ever man's child were,
Angel by name.
"A Baby's Death" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Let her have laughter with her little one;
Teach her the endless, tuneless songs to sing,
Grant her her right to whisper to her son
The foolish names one dare not call a king.
"Prayer For a New Mother" by Dorothy Parker
And here I run and sleep and laugh and have no name at all.
Only if God should speak to me then I would heed the call.
And I forget the curious ways, the alien looks of men,
For even as it was of old, so is it now again.
"Dream" by Anna Hempstead Branch

In news:

Hi my name is dylan hannameyer and i wrote a rap called fresno to show you why i love fresno and i dont wanna be anywhere else.
That will be the name for the Class A baseball team that once seemed destined to call Vancouver home.
But, no matter what you call it, the name has nothing to do with the most important thing: the taste.
Facebook is launching a new service called Gifts which, as its name suggests, lets users send chocolate, coffee, socks and other real-life presents to one another.
We used to call our neighbor John Arceri by his first name.
Food safety advocates are calling on federal officials to release the name of an Indiana farm that recalled its cantaloupes amid a deadly salmonella outbreak.
Tucson News NowUS Drug Watchdog Now Urges Any Woman Who Has A Transvaginal Mesh , Tape, Or Sling Failure To Call Them The Names of the Best Possible Women Attorneys-Get Compensated.
Call his name Apollo or he will come to Apollowollowollow.
The agreement calls for the tribe to pay the fairgrounds $120,000 a month - or $1.44 million a year - to put its name on the 448,400-square-foot event center currently called the QuikTrip Center.
That's what the three major networks were being called back in 1986 when General Electric bought NBC and named Bob Wright to run it.
The former Pitt linebacker didn't expect to hear his name called in the first round of the NFL draft, or the second.
Once called Lesbopalooza, the name was changed to be more inclusive.
Nearly seven months ago, David Stern likely wouldn't have been able to walk through New Orleans without having someone spit at him, yell at him or call him names we can't reprint.
Then Thursday morning join Keith, Carol & Mick, if we draw your name, you have 9 minutes to call in to "pick a pair ".
He calls the new drugs he is working on Palomids and he founded a new company to do that work—Paloma Pharmaceuticals , named after his wife.

In science:

In [H1], these polynomials are called Jacobi polynomials associated with the root system R; however, we prefer to call them Jack’s polynomials, since for the root system An they are known under this name.
On the affine analogue of Jack's and Macdonald's polynomials
We introduce one additional piece of terminology with respect to , namely: BUs with no further BUs growing on them are called last generation BUs.
Random Geometries and Real Space Renormalization Group
A4) for the same leading infrared and ultraviolet behavior, in the interaction propagator is specialized to the the so-called sense that the difference between the Hikami-box and the replacement terms, namely Σself,Z , generates only sub“unitary limit” of Eq. (A3b) (as is usually done anyway).
Decoherence in weak localization II: Bethe-Salpeter calculation of Cooperon
F (the exact condition will be given below), and for a slightly more extreme F , namely, what we call the “Poisson boundary distribution function,” the behavior changes to convergence in distribution to a functional of a Poisson process rather than convergence to a natural parameter.
Goodness-of-fit tests via phi-divergences
The special structure that helps in this case is the existence of an automorphism ′ of Q(τ ), called algebraic conjugation, which maps τ to its algebraic conjugate τ ′ = −1/τ = 1 − τ (hence the name) and thus α = a + bτ to α′ = a + bτ ′ = (a + b) − bτ .
Solution of the coincidence problem in dimensions $d\le 4$