call forth


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v call forth summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic "raise the specter of unemployment","he conjured wild birds in the air","call down the spirits from the mountain"
    • v call forth evoke or provoke to appear or occur "Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Call forth to bring or summon to action
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. ceallian; Ice. kalla, Dut. kallen.


In literature:

The greater resistance calls forth a greater action of the muscle.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
It is to be noted that the sin of pride has ever called forth a severe judgment.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume II" by John Lord
Such was Madame Recamier at eighteen, so remarkable for beauty that she called forth murmurs of admiration wherever she appeared.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume VII" by John Lord
You will find this dispute also between Agamemnon and Achilles; for call them forth.
"A Selection from the Discourses of Epictetus With the Encheiridion" by Epictetus
The condition of the chain-makers of Cradley Heath has called forth much public attention.
"Problems of Poverty" by John A. Hobson
It was on the American question, perhaps the bitterest that ever called forth the acrimony of parties in the House.
"The Wits and Beaux of Society" by Grace & Philip Wharton
The 'Champion's Belt' scarcely calls forth greater competition, keener rivalry, or better sport.
"Sport and Work on the Nepaul Frontier" by James Inglis
Their tears had never been called forth by long application to useless sciences.
"Paul and Virginia" by Bernadin de Saint-Pierre
Clear as a bird-call, she poured forth her rippling mimicry of mirth.
"The Eagle's Shadow" by James Branch Cabell
From under the Ras-el-Ain gushes forth the Fountain of Honey, so called from the sweetness and purity of the water.
"The Lands of the Saracen" by Bayard Taylor

In poetry:

Next, Virgil I'll call forth
To pledge this second health
In wine, whose each cup's worth
An Indian commonwealth.
"To Live Merrily, And To Trust To Good Verses" by Robert Herrick
But God who's always here with men,
Had Him a man in store;
And at the heights of Spanish sins,
He called forth Maceo.
"Maceo—Cuba's Liberator" by Frank Barbour Coffin
The living soul which I call me
Doth love, and long to know;
It is a thought of living thee,
Nor forth of thee can go.
"Morning Hymn" by George MacDonald
She it is who calls me forth
When the Springtide winds begin,
That, in faring south or north,
I can cease to think of sin;
"The Footfarer" by Charles Hanson Towne
He softly knock'd and gently call'd,
But answer there was none;
He ask'd her page if that he knew
His lady forth had gone.
"A Ballad" by Janet Hamilton
Ah! this wild desolated spot,
Calls forth the plaintive tear;
Remembrance paints my little cot,
Which once did flourish here.
"The Complaint" by Thomas Gent

In news:

And we also saw a back-and-forth between recent Flyers call-up Tom Sestito and Brad Richards.
Before you tense up and decide conjure means doing some witchcraft and hoodoo stuff, know that conjure simply means to summons, call forth, or produce something.
Philadelphia Flyers center Sean Couturier spent his first summer as a NHL veteran driving back and forth between the three places he can call home.
Could it be that we (the citizens) are not rejecting the call of our scientists but find serious fault with the solutions they put forth.
Yes, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, one of those scholarly madmen in the Israeli orbit, did call forth a malediction against the Palestinians and their leaders.
I'm telling you prophetically that the Lord is calling forth a triumphant reserve.
He developed a technique to capture individual particles of light, called photons , by bouncing them back and forth between mirrors.
When we put forth the call for our readers to pick their favorite cars from the 1970s, we were surprised at just how many of you wrote in to tell us your top five choices.
The plan put forth from the German and French leaders to save the euro amounts to a call for European states to give up full control over their own spending.
There are problems with Charles Johnson's third novel that might seem to call forth from a reviewer the old cheap-shot treatment.
President Barack Obama is making a fresh, two-minute television appeal in several battleground states, calling for a "new economic patriotism" and asking voters to compare his plan with one put forth by Mitt Romney.
We have a violation of the law that calls for the separation of church and state set forth by the United States Supreme Court.
Thats the call going forth from concerned medical professionals from all over America, yet most Americans have no idea that the current Meningitis outbreak is actually polio.
Pagano's struggle with disease calls forth sports clichés.
Mayor puts forth UBCM resolution to reduce pocket-dialed 911 calls.

In science:

The method we have used is well known and is called in the literature the “back and forth” method; it was also used in Urysohn’s paper. 3.
Random Metric Spaces and Universality
One of us has put forth the idea that a cosmological vector field be responsible for the acceleration: let us call the one based on this vector, ”Cosmic Defect” (CD) theory .
Vector field theories in cosmology
Now we use a model-theoretic device called “back-and-forth”. (This is often attributed to Cantor , in his characterization of the rationals as countable dense ordered set without endpoints.
The random graph
The first of the Morse-Hedlund papers [MH38] sets forth a general theory of what we now call shift spaces, focusing on recurrence and transitivity properties of sequences.
On the genesis of symbolic dynamics as we know it
The most obvious way is to call bootstrap_variance() with the estimator mean as forth argument.
Introduction to Randomness and Statistics