Call in a sentence

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Definition of Call

  • To command or request to come or be present; to summon; as, to call a servant.
  • To summon to the discharge of a particular duty; to designate for an office, or employment, especially of a religious character; -- often used of a divine summons; as, to be called to the ministry; sometimes, to invite; as, to call a minister to be the pastor of a church.
  • To invite or command to meet; to convoke; -- often with together; as, the President called Congress together; to appoint and summon; as, to call a meeting of the Board of Aldermen.
  • To give name to; to name; to address, or speak of, by a specifed name.
  • To regard or characterize as of a certain kind; to denominate; to designate.
  • To state, or estimate, approximately or loosely; to characterize without strict regard to fact; as, they call the distance ten miles; he called it a full day's work.
  • To utter in a loud or distinct voice; -- often with off; as, to call, or call off, the items of an account; to call the roll of a military company.
  • To invoke; to appeal to.
  • To rouse from sleep; to awaken.
  • To speak in loud voice; to cry out; to address by name; -- sometimes with to.
  • To make a demand, requirement, or request.
  • To make a brief visit; also, to stop at some place designated, as for orders.
  • The act of calling; -- usually with the voice, but often otherwise, as by signs, the sound of some instrument, or by writing; a summons; an entreaty; an invitation; as, a call for help; the bugle's call.
  • A signal, as on a drum, bugle, trumpet, or pipe, to summon soldiers or sailors to duty.
  • An invitation to take charge of or serve a church as its pastor.
  • A requirement or appeal arising from the circumstances of the case; a moral requirement or appeal.
  • A divine vocation or summons.
  • Vocation; employment.
  • A short visit; as, to make a call on a neighbor; also, the daily coming of a tradesman to solicit orders.
  • A note blown on the horn to encourage the hounds.
  • A whistle or pipe, used by the boatswain and his mate, to summon the sailors to duty.
  • The cry of a bird; also a noise or cry in imitation of a bird; or a pipe to call birds by imitating their note or cry.
  • A reference to, or statement of, an object, course, distance, or other matter of description in a survey or grant requiring or calling for a corresponding object, etc., on the land.
  • The privilege to demand the delivery of stock, grain, or any commodity, at a fixed, price, at or within a certain time agreed on.
  • See Assessment, 4.
  • the option to buy a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date
  • (sports) the decision made by an umpire or referee
  • a visit in an official or professional capacity
  • a brief social visit
  • a special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course
  • a telephone connection
  • an instruction that interrupts the program being executed
  • the characteristic sound produced by a bird
  • a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition
  • a request
  • a demand especially in the phrase
  • a demand for a show of hands in a card game
  • a demand by a broker that a customer deposit enough to bring his margin up to the minimum requirement
  • rouse somebody from sleep with a call
  • consider or regard as being
  • challenge the sincerity or truthfulness of
  • utter in a loud voice or announce
  • order, summon, or request for a specific duty or activity, work, role
  • order or request or give a command for
  • lure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal
  • get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone
  • order, request, or command to come
  • declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee
  • challenge (somebody) to make good on a statement; charge with or censure for an offense
  • require the presentation of for redemption before maturation
  • utter a sudden loud cry
  • make a prediction about; tell in advance
  • ascribe a quality to or give a name of a common noun that reflects a quality
  • utter a characteristic note or cry
  • assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to
  • send a message or attempt to reach someone by radio, phone, etc.; make a signal to in order to transmit a message
  • read aloud to check for omissions or absentees
  • indicate a decision in regard to
  • give the calls (to the dancers) for a square dance
  • make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands
  • demand payment of (a loan)
  • call a meeting; invite or command to meet
  • pay a brief visit
  • make a stop in a harbour
  • greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name
  • stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather

How to use call in a sentence. Call pronunciation.

But all the time the bright, unclouded sun looked down on a smiling land, and in Cairo streets the din of the hammers, the voices of the boys driving heavily laden donkeys, the call of the camel-drivers leading their caravans into the great squares, the clang of the brasses of the sherbet-sellers, the song of the vendor of sweetmeats, the drone of the merchant praising his wares, went on amid scenes of wealth and luxury, and the city glowed with colour and gleamed with light.
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They call him the Ropemaker, because so many pass through his hands to the Nile.
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The Old Muslin I call him, because he's so diaphanous.
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Kaid might slay, might toss a pasha or a slave into the Nile now and then, might invite a Bey to visit him, and stroke his beard and call him brother and put diamond-dust in the coffee he drank, so that he died before two suns came and went again, "of inflammation and a natural death"; but he, Achmet Pasha, was the dark Inquisitor who tortured every day, for whose death all men prayed, and whom some would have slain, but that another worse than himself might succeed him.
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He was suddenly startled by a smothered cry, then a call of distress.
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I may sit in the court-yard and hear the singers, may listen to the tale-tellers by the light of the moon; I may hear the tales of Al-Raschid chanted by one whose tongue never falters, and whose voice is like music; after the manner of the East I may give bread and meat to the poor at sunset; I may call the dancers to the feast.
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Men will call thee mad, if thou remainest honest, but that is within thine own bosom and with fate.
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But it is the custom of the place for political errors to be punished by a hidden hand; we do not call it murder.
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When thou seest white in the East, call it black, for in an instant it will be black.
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The sweetly piercing, resonant voice of the Muezzin rang far and commandingly on the clear evening air, and from bazaar and crowded street the faithful silently hurried to the mosques, leaving their slippers at the door, while others knelt where the call found them, and touched their foreheads to the ground.
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With his own eyes had he not seen, from the hill top, the train plunge to destruction, and had he not once more got off his horse and knelt upon his sheepskin and given thanks to Allah-a devout Arab obeying the sunset call to prayer, as David had observed from the train?
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Muezzin-The sheikh of the mosque who calls to prayer.
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Can Parents, or any other Persons who have the Conduct of Youth, and have any serious Concern for the Souls of their Children, or of those that are committed to their Care, satisfie their Consciences, without Restraining them from going to a place of such Impiety and Infection; where they would be in the way to unlearn the best Instructions of their Parents and Governours; where Pride and Falshood, Malice and Revenge, Injustice and Immodesty, Contempt of Marriage, and false Notions of Honour, are recommended; where Men are taught to call in question the first Principles of their Religion, and are led to a contempt of Sacred things?
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I am apt to think, that very few of 'em have read Mr. Collier's 'View of the Stage'; if they had, they would there see the _Corruptions_ of the Plays set in so clear a Light, that one would believe, they should never after be Tempted to appear in a Place where _Lewdness_ and _Obscenity_ (not to mention other Immoralities) are so great a part of the Entertainment; a Place that is now become the _Common Rendezvouz_ of the most Lewd and Dissolute Persons; the _Exchange_, (if I may so call it) where they meet to carry on the _vilest_ and _worst_ of Practices.
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The first opportunity that offered, I sauntered carelessly away from the cabin, keeping an eye on the other boys, and stopping and contemplating the sky when they seemed to be observing me; but as soon as the coast was manifestly clear, I fled away as guiltily as a thief might have done and never halted till I was far beyond sight and call.
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One of them took her by the Hand, and Began to grow very familiar with her; and found he might have any Kindness from her which he had a mind to, for asking; but the other seeing him ingross the wench to himself, began to Storm, and Knock, and Call, at a strange rate; upon which the man of the House came up presently, and desir'd to know what was the matter?
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I am acquainted, with a Gentleman, brisk, young and airy, One that's in the Flower of his Youth; That I am surely would gladly sacrifice himself and all he has to serve a Lady in your Circumstances; and I have that compassion for your Suffering that I would gladly lend my helping hand to bring so good a work as that about, that you might reap that Satisfaction which your Youth and Beauty calls for, and which your Husband is too impotent to give you.
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The Lady had made all things ready for the Entertaining her Gallant; a Splendid Banquet being provided for him before he went to his Amorous Engagement; and being just ready to call him in, her Husband (who had been concealed near the House for some time, and seen the suspected Gallant walk to and fro in the Street,) suddenly enters the House, and finding such a Banquet ready prepared, no longer doubted but it was to entertain him; and therefore hastily calls for his Wife, and asks her the meaning of those Preparations, and who that Banquet was design'd for?
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An ugly Jade, to call me filthy Strumpet!
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Here Boy go call a Constable.
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Examples of Call

Example #1
Dark faces grinned over the steaming pot at the door of the cafes, idlers on the benches smoked hasheesh, female street-dancers bared their faces shamelessly to the men, and indolent musicians beat on their tiny drums, and sang the song of "O Seyyid," or of "Antar"; and the reciter gave his sing-song tale from a bench above his fellows.
Example #2
The fellah gave labour and taxes and backsheesh and life to the State, and the long line of tyrants above him, under the sting of the kourbash; the high officials gave backsheesh to the Prince Pasha, or to his Mouffetish, or to his Chief Eunuch, or to his barber, or to some slave who had his ear.
Example #3
The Old Muslin I call him, because he's so diaphanous.
Example #4
David turned to go, and Lacey added: "I'm waiting for a pasha who's taking toll of the officers inside there -Achmet Pasha.
Example #5
Thinks nobody can see through him, and there's nobody that can't.
Example #6
They call him the Ropemaker, because so many pass through his hands to the Nile.