call out


  • Little Black Sambo jumped up and called out
    Little Black Sambo jumped up and called out
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v call out challenge to a duel "Aaron Burr called out Alexander Hamilton"
    • v call out utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy "`I won!' he exclaimed","`Help!' she cried","`I'm here,' the mother shouted when she saw her child looking lost"
    • v call out call out loudly, as of names or numbers
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Calling out to the lovers Calling out to the lovers

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Singer Chaka Khan came out with a line of chocolates called "Chakalates."
    • Call out to challenge to fight, esp. a duel: to summon to service, bring into operation
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  • Jerome K. Jerome
    “If you desire to drain to the dregs the fullest cup of scorn and hatred that a fellow human being can pour out for you, let a young mother hear you call dear baby it.”
  • Philip K. Dick
    Philip K. Dick
    “Drug misuse is not a disease, it is a decision, like the decision to step out in front of a moving car. You would call that not a disease but an error of judgment.”
  • Little Richard
    Little Richard
    “They shoulda called me Little Cocaine, I was sniffing so much of the stuff! My nose got big enough to back a diesel truck in, unload it, and drive it right out again.”
  • Claiborne Pell
    Claiborne Pell
    “My opponent called me a cream puff. Well, I rushed out and got the baker's union to endorse me.”
  • Eric Hoffer
    “To spell out the obvious is often to call it in question.”
  • John Donne
    “And new Philosophy calls all in doubt, the element of fire is quite put out; the Sun is lost, and the earth, and no mans wit can well direct him where to look for it.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. ceallian; Ice. kalla, Dut. kallen.


In literature:

Then she knotted the reins about a branch, and called out sharply.
"Masters of the Wheat-Lands" by Harold Bindloss
I found him in the empty starboard forecastle and called him out.
"The Grain Ship" by Morgan Robertson
The man turned and called out something.
"The Convert" by Elizabeth Robins
Greetings were called out by men and women.
"A Virginia Scout" by Hugh Pendexter
Kolokotrones, calling out the last men from Tripolitza, relieved Ypsilanti at Argos.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
Many hailed him and he called out in return, or waved his hand.
"The Rover Boys in Alaska" by Arthur M. Winfield
At sight of those coming toward her she called out quickly.
"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine
The crows and daws might have called out another name for her, which we know better.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
Then she knotted the reins about a branch, and called out sharply.
"Hawtrey's Deputy" by Harold Bindloss
The King in his terror called out, 'Stop a moment; I will give you half my kingdom if you will drive all the wolves away.
"The Yellow Fairy Book" by Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang

In poetry:

Calling out, yet fearing
Someone might hear the cry,
Destined to disappearing
Within another I.
"Girl in Love" by Rainer Maria Rilke
Unheeded let the newsboy call,
Aside the ledger lay
The world will keep its treadmill step
Though we fall out to-day.
"June On The Merrimac" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Out spake an ancient man, "I know
The maiden whom ye mean;
I bought her of a Limerick man,
And she is called Kathleen.
"Kathleen" by John Greenleaf Whittier
'Paul as he stood and preached beside it
Facing the crowd,
A small gaunt figure with wasted features,
Calling out loud
"In The British Museum" by Thomas Hardy
Do you wish to tell M.P.'s
That it's time for dinner, please?
Do you seek to call them out?
If not, what's it all about?
"Lines to a Canberra Stamp" by C J Dennis
"'When I hid me from my father, and shut out
my mother's call,
I sinned against those dear ones, and the Father
of us all.
"Mary Garvin" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

State GOP's right wing to call out Whitman.
Civil Rights Call Out to Jazz and Africa.
While it is difficult at times to completely follow Harvard University professor Ingrid Monson's every shifting thesis in Freedom Sounds: Civil Rights Call Out to Jazz and Africa, this is a very enjoyable read.
City Halls call out for help from Obama.
School's back in Eugene, call out the Party Patrol.
Scribes call out to Sony.
Call out the lies right in your headlines.
Al Roker made things a little awkward on the "Today Show" when he seemingly called out Matt Lauer for railroading former co-anchor Ann Curry off the show earlier this year.
Call Out for Industry's Top Credit Union Lenders.
Women's groups call out political sexism.
Denver, call out the reserves.
Call out, call out, call out the Nuggets' reserves.
The Crystal Department reports being called out at approximately 11:36 pm on Monday, July 9, 2012 for a camper on fire on the corner of Parade and N. St Marys streets.
In the free market, only the true capitalist , the entrepreneur, is sufficiently independent to call out all the aforementioned players on their nonsense and obfuscation.
The jogger was running about 7:30 pm on San Fernando Road when he heard a man call out to him, according to Glendale police.

In science:

The numerical integration is carried out using the so-called iterative Crank-Nicholson scheme with 3 iterations (counting the initial Euler step as iteration 1).
Simple excision of a black hole in 3+1 numerical relativity
This will subsequently be worked out for the three so-called An -symmetric spaces.
Integrable Lattices: Random Matrices and Random Permutations
We shall always identify in this way a simple group G with a subgroup of Aut(G) and the quotient Out(G) = Aut(G)/G is then called the group of outer automorphisms of G.
Finite simple groups and localization
We will begin in the second section by defining precisely what we call a number operator algebra, and work out the first consequences of the definition.
Number Operator Algebras
The first comment concerns the statements made in the abstract, introduction and conclusions of claiming that the model of (which the authors of call the DGP model) is ruled out by the cosmological data.
Comments on "A Supernova Brane Scan"