calling

[ kaw-ling ]SEE DEFINITION OF calling

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CALLING

It was only the old man calling his son: David calling upon Absalom.

Robert was right in calling him a miser, but he had not always deserved the name.

My object in calling upon him was to induce him to do me justice at last.

Calling Tommy, we soon overtook him and made him carry it back to the party.

It made Andy frown, and for an instant he thought of calling Buck back.

What if to her mother the mere idea of having a calling should seem a presumption!

Burlesque of character and calling puts in an occasional appearance.

Hotspur interrupts her by calling the servant and giving him orders.

If he doesn't stop, she's at the foot of the stairs, calling up to him.

I hadn't the least intention of calling, but I answered him according to his folly.

WORD ORIGIN

"vocation," mid-13c., verbal noun from call (v.). The sense traces to I Cor. vii:20.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CALLING

whistling

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