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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SUMMON

We summon all our knowledge of the past and we scan all signs of the future.

If I could summon any one of the three to my aid and comfort I would.

Rising, he called one of the servants, and bade her summon Margaret.

Abruptly the man turned in his chair to summon a waiter, and exposed his profile.

"I will summon her," said the Lady Abbess, and sank into the ground.

She tried to summon the words to her lips and have them ready.

This should be none other than the Honourable George, whom I would now summon.

There was time for no more, and Saunders proceeded to summon the delinquent.

The captains come to the walls of Mansoul, and summon the town to surrender.

It gave him a minute or two in which to summon his soul to face the position.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, from Anglo-French, Old French sumundre "summon," from Vulgar Latin *summundre "to call, cite," from Latin summonere "hint to," from sub "under" + monere "warn, advise" (see monitor (n.)). Summons "authoritative call to be at a certain place for a certain purpose" is late 13c., from Old French sumunse, noun use of fem. past participle of somondre. Summoner "petty officer who cites persons to appear in court" is from early 14c.; contracted form sumner is from mid-14c.

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