name calling


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n name calling verbal abuse; a crude substitute for argument "sticks and stones may break my bones but names can never hurt me"
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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.”
  • William Blake
    “I have no name: I am but two days old. What shall I call thee? I happy am, Joy is my name. Sweet joy befall thee!”
  • Meister Eckhart
    “You may call God love, you may call God goodness. But the best name for God is compassion.”
  • Desiderius Erasmus
    “What is popularly called fame is nothing but an empty name and a legacy from paganism.”
  • Natalie Clifford Barney
    “We know all their gods; they ignore ours. What they call our sins are our gods, and what they call their gods, we name otherwise.”
  • 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.”


In literature:

Trouble was hardly ever called by his right name of William unless he had done something wrong.
"The Curlytops and Their Pets" by Howard R. Garis
Presently the door opened and his name was called.
"The Master of the Shell" by Talbot Baines Reed
I was just about to turn in, when I heard my name called.
"Will Weatherhelm" by W.H.G. Kingston
My massa was named Daniel Finley, and my missus was named Elizabeth, but we called her Missy Betsy.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2" by Works Projects Administration
This was called the Zoroastrian languages, because the name Zend is that of their sacred book.
"Modern Persia" by Mooshie G. Daniel
The ancients called it Oenopia, but AEacus himself called it AEgina, from the name of his mother.
"The Metamorphoses of Ovid" by Publius Ovidius Naso
The third great order is that of the Madhavas, named after a saint called Madhavacharya in southern India.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell
Marks mistook this for cowardice and took to calling the Halfbreed nasty names, particularly reflecting on the good character of his mother.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
He called her "my dear" from the first; it seemed more non-committal and impersonal than the use of her name.
"Peak and Prairie" by Anna Fuller
The Yankees called us Johnnie, Dinah, Bill and other funny names.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
All the places discovered by Flinders, or "Monsieur Flinedore" as the French called him, were called by French names.
"A Book of Discovery" by Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
We call her Bessie to avoid confusion of names.
"Heart of Gold" by Ruth Alberta Brown
If he was one, I daresay he's being punished enough now without our calling him names.
"The Bishop's Secret" by Fergus Hume
San Salvador, where he first landed, still retains its name, though called by the English from its shape Cat Island.
"Notable Voyagers" by W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
And then he called her a name, a low, degrading name, the worst of all names that a man can call a woman.
"The Day of Wrath" by Maurus Jókai
In less than a fortnight we were calling each other by our Christian names.
"The Cryptogram" by William Murray Graydon
Joe never had called her familiarly by her name before.
"The Bondboy" by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
He call me his Annie 'cause I name' after my mistus.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves." by Work Projects Administration
An endless calling over of names began.
"'Jena' or 'Sedan'?" by Franz Beyerlein
He heard his own name called.
"The Wolf Cub" by Patrick Casey

In poetry:

Another yet may tinge the flame
Upon that altar blue or red,
And freely call upon Her name,
And taste at will the blessed bread.
"The Grey Tide" by John Le Gay Brereton
I may have run the glorious race,
And caught the torch while yet aflame,
And called upon the holy name
Of Him who now doth hide His face.
"Rome Unvisited" by Oscar Wilde
See, rich in ev'ry manly charm,
How conqu'ring glories round him flame !
Each time he lifts his potent arm,
He calls upon his Ellen's name.
"Reginald The Brave" by Laura Sophia Temple
We love Thy Name; we heed Thy rod;
Thy Word our law, O gracious God!
We wait Thy will; on Thee we call:
Our light, our life, our love, our all.
"Lord of Our Life, Whom We Fear" by Samuel Francis Smith
He called his men-at-arms by name,
But one there was uncalled that came:
He bade his troop behind him ride,
But there was one that rode beside.
"The Last Word" by Sir Henry Newbolt
I call'd, O Lord, upon thy name,
Lest I shou'd to the pit with shame,
Be thrown — thou didst attend my cry,
And sent'st me succour from on high.
"The 30th Psalm, A Thanksgiving For Deliverance Out Of Trouble" by Rees Prichard

In news:

It's Mallard 's name that will be called often this season.
Fourth-grade teacher Sara Robinson is stunned to hear her name called as the first Milken Educator of 2012.
Quick, name the line about to launch a ship called the Eurodam.
Name-calling not a way to win voter support.
It's name-calling season and they don't like it.
No, Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney Haven't Resorted To Calling Each Other Nasty Names.
Behind Team Romney's Petty Name-Calling .
Name-Calling : Refereeing Neighborhood Boundaries Is A Tricky Business.
Tax Talk and Name Calling .
Voters have heard enough name calling from their policitians, poll finds.
GOP candidates run into ad trouble, resort to name-calling in final Florida stretch.
Around Town USN Students Produce No Name-Calling Week Video.
Well, it's Wednesday of National No Name-Calling Week.
I ask the offending party where the name calling fits into the Scout Law.
Governor Patrick designates Jan 25 "No Name Calling Day".

In science:

In the literature it is often called by an overused name a uniform imbedding. A coarse imbedding f : X → Y defines a coarse isometry f : X → f (X ).
Groups with a polynomial dimension growth
The set H 1(G, A) is a pointed set, i.e., it has a distinguished element called the neutral element, namely, the equivalence class of the trivial map g 7→ 1.
Arithmetic of algebraic groups
Such systems can be called the self-reciprocal ones (we will use a name self-dual for more symmetrical systems, see below).
On universality of conductivity of planar random self-dual systems
The equation (E ) is called superstable if every approximate solution of (E ) is indeed a solution (see for another notion of superstability namely superstability modulo the bounded functions).
Superstability of adjointable mappings on Hilbert $C^*$-modules
Even though this objects are widely used in the literature, they were not called with a special name before.
Minimizing Constant Mean Curvature Hypersurfaces in Hyperbolic Space
In this paper, we take a phenomenological position, that this “pro-nature” is also an aspect of consciousness, namely, the best way to describe it and be free of contradiction is to call it by its potential aspect and that aspect is “potential to become conscious”.
Founding quantum theory on the basis of consciousness
Namely, a special cube V is called strong if V ∩ U c 6=
Isoperimetric inequalities and mixing time for a random walk on a random point process
This is not so surprising seeing as there are only two isometry classes of once-punctured tori that admit a non-trivial conformal automorphism, namely S1 and the torus with largest automorphism group, often called the Modular torus.
Minimal length of two intersecting simple closed geodesics
It was introduced by Kolmogorov under the name absolutely regular, and is called β– mixing in some circles of probabilists.
Random walk in random scenery: A survey of some recent results
The purpose of this paper is to check another prediction of the percolation model namely that the boundaries of the percolation clusters are described by what is called SLE6 curves (see below).
SLE description of the nodal lines of random wave functions
The number of summands or letters, namely m, is called the number of parts of the composition.
Partially ordered patterns and compositions
The corresponding density with respect to the Lebesgue measure in R1 , if it exists, is called the eigenvalue density or the density of states (caution: under the same names the normalized versions of the same measures are considered in the literature as well).
Limit Correlation Functions for Fixed Trace Random Matrix Ensembles
Note that one might think that n+ (C± ) is nilpotent as its standard name called as the nilpotent radical of the Borel subalgebra of the affine Lie algebra.
Generalized Kac-Moody Lie Algebras And Product Quivers
Not surprisingly, these models go under a variety of names (see the references): in mathematics, they tend to be called Johnson–Mehl tessel lations, so this is the term we shall use here.
Percolation on random Johnson-Mehl tessellations and related models
It is obvious that a substitution ϕ has at least one fixed point, namely limn→∞ ϕn (z ). A substitution ϕ over the alphabet A is called primitive if there exists k ∈ N such that for any z ∈ A the word ϕk (z ) contains all the letters of A.
Palindromic complexity of infinite words associated with non-simple Parry numbers