Phrases with "call"

E. Phillips Oppenheim The casting of a shadow would call forth that death-dealing fire. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Rudyard Kipling In a few years they will see how much of what we call civilisation they really want, and how much they can discard. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Leslie Stephen He might still call himself a Whig, and exult in the growth of Whiggism. Meanwhile he persuaded himself that the dissenters and their troubles were beneath his notice. Swift by Leslie Stephen [1882]

Sigmund Freud I call bodily organs and processes by their technical names, and I tell these to the patient if they — the names, I meanhappen to be unknown to her. Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria by Sigmund Freud [1905]

I have the right to call upon some other branch of our country’s service to help me. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Henry James There a man may see much of a girl; he may freely call on her, he may be constantly alone with her. Lady Barbarina by Henry James [1884]

H.P. Lovecraft For over a week Dr. Willett pondered on the dilemma which seemed thrust upon him, and became more and more inclined to pay Charles a call at the Pawtuxet bungalow. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

The chess-board is the world, the pieces are the phenomena of the universe, the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature. The player on the other side is hidden from us. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

H. G. Wells The lecturer went on to explain what was meant by either member of what perhaps they would permit her to call this double-barrelled social remedy. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

William Hope Hodgson And the voice was the voice of Naani and the voice of Mirdath, and did call me by mine olden love-name. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

John Donne God will do this whensoever thou askest, and never call it importunity. Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions and severall steps in my Sicknes by John Donne

Arthur Conan Doyle Must I call you a liar as well as a thief? Did I not see you trying to tear off another piece?’ “‘You have called me names enough,’ said he, ‘I will not stand it any longer. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

George Meredith It was his habit to call himself a poor man, and it was his dream that Rose should marry a rich one. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

George Gissing I want you to call me by my own name, and to make me feel that we are friends still—that you can really forgive me. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

James Joyce Should anerous enthroproise call homovirtue, duinnafear! The ghem’s to the ghoom be she nere zo zma. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

She seemed curious about what she was pleased to call my bachelor quarters in Mitcham, and I promptly invited her to come over one afternoon to tea. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

Rudyard Kipling Then the crew began to call the ship’s boy a fool, meaning that the third mate was no better. Soldiers Three by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Wherefore call thou, and go straight on as thou art bidden, and follow not their lusts; and say, ‘I believe in the Book which God has sent down; and I am bidden to judge justly between you. The Qur'an by translated by E. H. Palmer

Willa Cather The call boy watches the schedule board, and half an hour before your train goes out, he comes and taps on your window and gets you up in time to make it. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

I never have an odd sixpence to call my own. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

Now, that’s what I call having some gumption — wisdom of the serpent, and so on. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

I no longer felt inclined to call Heathcliff a capital fellow. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

We had no call to be ashamed of the money that stood to our credit in the bank. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Willa Cather Everett went to call her brother, but when they came back the madness of art was over for Katharine. Two days later Everett was pacing the station siding, waiting for the west-bound train. Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather [1920]

What is it? What can threaten me now of importance enough to call up such an expression to your face? Since Marah is dead —” “Wait!” I cried. The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green

H. G. Wells Did I ought? And who said you might call me your dear, dear Mr. Crosby? Twenty-five shillings a week and pawings about and being called dear, thrown in . The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

George Meredith He waited on the threshold of the house, that he might be sure Dahlia did not call for his assistance. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

The Amhara call them Buda, the Tigré, Tebbib. There are also Mahomedan and Jewish Budas. It is difficult to explain the origin of this strange superstition. The Book of Were-Wolves by S. Baring-Gould [1865]

Walter Scott In the meantime (the rather that the debate was on a subject particularly difficult of comprehension) the debating parties grew warm, and began to call names. Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Walter Scott [1831]

George Eliot Still we have our limits beyond which we call dissimulation treachery. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Maria Edgeworth I do not mean to call him inert. Leonora by Maria Edgeworth [1806]

Arthur Conan Doyle If this gentleman, whose name is unfamiliar, claims that he can raise spirits, let him call one up now before a sane and unprejudiced audience. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

Anthony Trollope But what a history you have brought back with you, Mrs. Roden! I do not know whether I am to call you Mrs. Roden.” “Certainly, my lord, you are to call me so. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

George Eliot The first thing she did now was to call old Maso to her. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Anyhow, I knew we agreed it was never to be worked for nothing, so thought the best thing I could do was to call in the mare, and see if I could find out anything then. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Anne Bronte And you have no right to call him a profligate, aunt; he is nothing of the kind. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

But to call him from the table was so very extreme a measure, that on second thoughts he decided to go to her. The Silent Chimes by Ellen Wood

Henry James I call him my sick-nurse because he’s sick himself. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

We are apt to call such a one out of his name and to punish him for opinions he has never held. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

Robert Green Ingersoll I call it sacred, because no human being can stand beneath its folds without becoming and without remaining free. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Edgar Allan Poe I therefore struggled alone in my endeavors to call back the spirit ill hovering. Romances of Death by Edgar Allan Poe

George Meredith Mr. Pole thrust his hand to the bell that he might behold poor Chump in an old directory that would call up the blotted years. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Wherefore her men-folk call her blessed, and praise her; and then sneak out the backdoor to see the Gilhooly Sisters do a buck-and-wing dance. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

G. K. Chesterton It is the custom to call these old romantic poses artificial; but the word artificial is the last and silliest evasion of criticism. Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

H. G. Wells The reorganisation of the world has at first to be mainly the work of a “movement” or a Party or a religion or cult, whatever we choose to call it. The New World Order by H. G. Wells

I’ll let you go, and you’ll come when I call for you. The Haunted Baronet by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Anthony Trollope He was going to remain two or three days in the neighbourhood, he said, and might he call again before he left? Miss Mackenzie told him that he might. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

Anthony Trollope But Captain Stubber had a house of call in a very narrow, dirty little street near Red Lion Square. It was close to a public-house, but did not belong to the public-house. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Anthony Trollope Twice in the course of these two months did Sir Henry call at Bertram’s chambers; but Bertram was now at home to no one. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Anthony Trollope Lady Laura had written to him to call there, and on his arrival he found both Violet Effingham and Madame Max Goesler with his friend. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Thomas Carlyle I am well aware that in these days Hero-worship, the thing I call Hero-worship, professes to have gone out, and finally ceased. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

No one attempted to call him to account. Signa by Ouida

John Lewis Burckhard The Arabs call the spot El Meysera (ﺍﺮﻴﻤﻟﺍ). Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Anthony Trollope I can’t call anything my own. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

Sinclair Lewis I’d hate it if I thought you thought I was just a silly to call you up. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

You are incapable of conceiving even what the fat-fed citizen would call a crime. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

Henry Handel Richardson He stood and stared at it; but his thoughts were elsewhere: he found himself trying to call to mind Polly’s face. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Wilkie Collins Excuse me, I really can’t discuss these poor girls (I am so glad to hear you call them the Misses Vanstone!) except in my master’s presence, and by my master’s express permission. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

William Morris Ho, Will Green, call a health over the cup!” For now Will Green had a bowl of wine in his hand. A Dream of John Ball by William Morris [1888]

George Gissing Now, because it is impossible for every man to have a hand in this management, we have what we call a government. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

James Joyce Well. And the tephilim no what’s this they call it poor papa’s father had on his door to touch. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Sir Walter Scott But abide not here to hinder my gaining over this youth, whom my soul travails for; his name alone will call forth hundreds to our banners. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Pray, never hesitate to call upon me for any petty assistance of this kind. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

James Joyce Out of my name you call me, Leelander. But in my shelter you’ll miss me. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

He was not the man to call a sailor a “son of a bitch,” and knock him down with a handspike. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

The prince urged in reply that a constitutional government was first necessary to call such a principle into life, and adduced the example of England in support of his argument. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

And in gold or its equivalent—don’t let him stick you with this bargain-counter stuff they call money here. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

Elizabeth Barrett Browning You’ll call back the Grand-duke. Poems Before Congress by Elizabeth Barrett Browning [1860]

And I really think I had better call them in future Charlotte Tinkle and Charlotte Nave, or we may get in a fog between the two. Caromel’s Farm by Ellen Wood [1878]

Anthony Trollope He could not write to them, and especially call upon them to come without doing all he could to make the evening pleasant for them. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

G. K. Chesterton We call any long fictitious narrative in prose a novel, just as we call any short piece of prose without any narrative an essay. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

Caroline Lamb She was preparing therefore the ensuing day, to call upon him, when a servant informed her that a young’ gentleman below desired to speak with her. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Jack London Nor did I call this time from the top of the companion-way. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

George Gissing On the arrival of other ladies to call upon Mrs. Baker, the children drew their friends away into the garden, where tea now awaited them. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Benjamin Disraeli Mighty is thy threefold power! First, thou canst call up all elemental sounds, and scenes, and subjects, with the definiteness of reality. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Virginia Woolf Whether we call it life or spirit, truth or reality, this, the essential thing, has moved off, or on, and refuses to be contained any longer in such ill-fitting vestments as we provide. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

When Betty telephoned, he refused to answer and after he had twice failed to call her back, she left him alone. Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West [1933]

Anthony Trollope But if he works evil rather than good, you can’t call him a good clergyman. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

James Joyce They used to call him big Ben. Not half as witty as calling him base barreltone. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

George Meredith Be off; you’ve done your worst; the light’s gone clean out in her; and hear me, you Richmond, or Roy, or whatever you call yourself, I tell you I thank the Lord she has lost her senses. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Theodore Dreiser He went out to his desk to write a note and call a clerk. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Charles Dickens You must lock your prisoner up, sir — give him to a watchman — and — call again at a proper time. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

H. G. Wells What old Muzzleton used to get red in the nose working us up about, what he used to call ‘Our Island Story,’ is full of dam silly things. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

Anthony Trollope Could I be allowed to look forward and think that you would sit at my hearth, and that some child that should be my child should lie in your arms, then I could look forward to what you call a career. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Robert Louis Stevenson He was still not perhaps devoted to religion, but haunted by it; and at a touch of sickness prostrated himself before God in what I can only call unmanly penitence. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

H.P. Lovecraft Wish I dared to get help — it might brace up my will power — but everyone who would dare to come at all would call me crazy unless there happened to be some proof. The Whisperer in Darkness by H.P. Lovecraft [1930]

Edith Wharton At any rate, she tried to call up her old graces; but early in the evening he complained of pains and fever, and left the hall to go up to the closet where he sometimes slept. Kerfol by Edith Wharton [1916]

Then with a curse he left his room and, proceeding down the silent staircase to the silent hall, gave orders to the night porter there to call him at five sharp in the morning. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

Joseph Furphy Altogether, there was a marked diminution of what we call febrile symptoms; and, better still, he had managed to turn himself over since I left him. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

You can hardly call at Cully and ask Persimmons.” “What I should like to do would be to run across Rackstraw privately,” Kenneth answered. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

I should not like to call it admiration and will not call it amusement, and yet it seemed to be made up of both. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

Anthony Trollope He lent me your candle for a minute or two, while I call upon my friend here. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

G. K. Chesterton I call it irreverent, and I’m not specially orthodox either. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Henry James I’ve spent twenty years in giving you what your poor mother used to call advantages, and they’ve cost me hundreds and hundreds of pounds. Covering End by Henry James [1898]

John Galsworthy Still, the face was thinner, and had lost what Uncle Lawrence used to call its ‘bubble and squeak. Over the River by John Galsworthy

Ivan Turgenev I hastened to call off the disconcerted dog, and went away, full of reverence. Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

George Eliot What’s it matter what an idiot says? What call had Freely to tell lies?” Letitia tossed her head and was silent. Brother Jacob by George Eliot [1864]

E. Phillips Oppenheim There is what we used to call ‘cyclonic disturbance’ about, and the trail led here. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

George Gissing You’ll let me call tomorrow?’ At once glad and sorry to see him go, Alma laughingly gave the desired permission. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Anthony Trollope They have all our virtues; and their vices are our own too, loudly as we call out against them. North America by Anthony Trollope

Caroline Lamb The nurse hastened to call him. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Rudyard Kipling I walk by the young men waiting without the gates at dusk, and I call over my shoulder to the white-beards. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

Henry James He was irritated, moreover, for in the brief conference he had just had with the young lady’s introducer he had had to meet the rather difficult call of speaking of her hopefully. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Thomas Hardy To learn to take the universe seriously there is no quicker way than to watch — to be a “waker,” as the country-people call it. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

Walter Besant But —— friends you call them? Cowardly betrayers of brave men, I call them. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

Sidney Colvin Within a few days of Hunt’s release, Clarke walked in from Enfield to call on him (presumably at the lodging he occupied at this time in the Edgware Road). Keats by Sidney Colvin [1887]

William Dampier On the contrary I have always observed the sea winds to be warmer than land-winds, unless it be when a bloom, as we call it, or hot blast blow from thence. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

George Meredith Happy if I could call you friend and see you with a worthier than I, who might by-and-by call me friend! You have my plighted troth. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

H. G. Wells But nothing what you might call extravagant. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

George Gissing At that time it was Mark’s habit to call him, and he accordingly came and knocked at the door. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Maria Edgeworth He calls them substitutes —I call them make-shifts. Ormond by Maria Edgeworth

H.P. Lovecraft You will probably call this raving at first, Wilmarth, but in time you will appreciate the titanic opportunity I have stumbled upon. The Whisperer in Darkness by H.P. Lovecraft [1930]

D. H. Lawrence We march down to the wider space where the bus stands: I hope they haven’t the impudence to call it a Piazza. “Is this the Nuoro bus?” I ask of a bunch of urchins. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

As for the payment of my debts,” the Duke concluded, “I don’t call them great. Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

Lucy Maud Montgomery I call it positively providential. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

E. Phillips Oppenheim There are at least a dozen who declare that they have seen the ghost of Roger Unthank, and a score or more who will swear by all that is holy that they have heard his call at night. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

I don’t THINK I ever did Rogers any wrong, and I never did think so; but if I DID do it — IF I did — I’m willing to call it square, if I never see a cent of my money back again. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

G. K. Chesterton It never occurred to these people that anybody could possibly admire a man for being what we call “daring” in speculation, any more than a woman for being what we call “daring” in dress. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

But nobody answered; then he cocked his pistol, took his sword in his hand, and quickened his pace, without, however, being willing to call anybody. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Leon Trotsky The Spaniards call these smart fellows ‘panzistas’ from the word ’belly. My Life by Leon Trotsky

D. H. Lawrence Think of it, we’ve got no real Labour newspaper in Sydney — or in Australia. How CAN we be united? We’ve no voice to call us together. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Alfred Ainger And yet at this date, various as were the contents of the two volumes, he had not found the opportunity that was to call forth his special faculty. Charles Lamb by Alfred Ainger [1882]

Le Mesurier’s policy would be frankly to acknowledge the visit, to describe how Shergold had left him, and to call to remembrance the mist which had prevailed on that day. The Web of Maya by Ella D'Arcy [1895]

This fellow is either a lunatic or merely a liar — just a plain, every-day liar whom Yountsey has no call to kill. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

Anatole France After long fierce centuries a divine man made his appearance: the Greeks call him Prometheus. It cannot be doubted that this sage had intercourse in the homes of the Nymphs with the Salamander folks. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

In guilty Night, and hid in false Disguise, Forsaken Saul to Endor comes, and cries, Woman, arise, call pow'rful Arts together, And raise the Soul that I shall name, up hither. The Lining of the Patch-Work Screen by Jane Barker

Thomas Hardy He would not call upon Sue just yet. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Henry Fielding I have only farther to tell you, my son, that, when you call at Mr. Morand’s, Rue Dauphine, you will find yourself worth a hundred pounds. Amelia by Henry Fielding

Wilkie Collins It was needless to call upon my invention for an excuse; the truth, as I gladly perceived, would serve my purpose. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Come on, thou laggard! forward!” “Dost call this marching?” remonstrated Denys; “why, we shall walk o’er Christmas Day and never see it. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Some of the Bugis settlers, weary with endless insecurity, were half inclined to call him in. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Anthony Trollope Never again would he call into his councils that son of his loins whose rapacious greed had, as he felt sure, brought upon him all this ruin. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Sir Walter Scott But we will make the vassals call him. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

And this is in one sense true; but it must be added that this analysis, if it be thought right so to call it, is of the essence of the discovery which results from it. Bacon by R. W. Church [1884]

Edith Wharton To de Crucis, however, the possibility of such a call was already present, and it was he who pressed the Duke to return to his post. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Elizabeth Gaskell Let us try simply to do right actions, without thinking of the feelings they are to call out in others. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Edward Bellamy It is still so constituted that special incentives in the form of prizes, and advantages to be gained, are requisite to call out the best endeavors of the average man in any direction. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

Olaf Stapledon They had long been intimate with one another, but the call to have a child arose from the knowledge that there was need of such a being as they together could produce. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

You’ve looked at me with an amount of interest my personal merits could scarcely call for. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

One could hardly call her an heiress, but she’s got a comfortable little income of her own and I suppose something more will come to her from her grandmother. The Unbearable Bassington by Saki

I give you my word that you shall not be hurt, provided that you do not attempt to escape or to call for help. My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby [1901]

Ralph Waldo Emerson It was necessary to call the people together by shorter, swifter ways, — and the House of Commons arose. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

The pursuit was neither long nor bloody; for darkness came on, and Pizarro bade his trumpets sound, to call his men together under their banners. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

There was what the sailors call a “mess,”— everything let go, nothing hauled in, and everything flying. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Elizabeth Von Arnim I call on her once a year, and she returns the call a fortnight later; they ask us to dinner in the summer, and we ask them to dinner in the winter. Elizabeth and her German Garden by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1898]

Robert Louis Stevenson There were, besides, some of the little shells that we call buckies; I think periwinkle is the English name. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

She used to call me “Master” in our talks, a monstrous and engaging flattery, and I was inordinately proud to have her as my pupil. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Willa Cather They have just come back from the Blue. Shall I call them?” He sighed. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

Andrew Lang No man doth there once call and say to him: ‘Come unto me all you that labour. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

It is as a lesson rather than as a reproach that I call up the memory of these irreparable errors and wrongs. The Contagiousness of Puerperal Fever by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Karl Philipp Moritz We parted with some reluctance, and I was obliged to promise him that, on my return to London, I would certainly call on him, for which purpose he gave me his address. Travels in England in 1782 by Karl Philipp Moritz

Wilkie Collins I can’t call a woman to account for insulting me. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Elizabeth Gaskell He was glad enough to see all the young people, but they were not ‘of his kidney,’ as he expressed it to himself, and he did not feel any call upon himself to entertain them. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

Arnold Bennett I’d no call to be told that. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

E. F. Benson The flimsy veil of Time had been withdrawn from my eyes, and I had seen into what you would call the future. In the Tube by E. F. Benson

E. Phillips Oppenheim They parted in the pavilion, Wolfenden lingering for a few minutes, half hoping that he might receive some sort of invitation to call at Mr. Sabin’s temporary abode. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Anthony Trollope He is so cowed by that man whose daughter he has married that he doesn’t know how to call his soul his own. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Arthur Machen But our interest lies in this, that one of the stages or portals, or whatever you call them, consisted almost exactly of that formula you have in your hand. Change by Arthur Machen

Francis Bacon Neither doth this call in question or derogate from Divine Providence, but highly confirm and exalt it. The Advancement of Learning by Francis Bacon [1605]

As to anything he told a woman, she’d no call to trouble herself about whether it would be done or not. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

D. H. Lawrence At this time in the afternoon, the huts were deserted, all the beds pushed up, the soldiers were lounging about under the lime trees waiting for the call to drill. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

I began to call myself a coward. No-Man’s-Land by John Buchan [1899]

John Galsworthy None of the Forsytes happened to be architects, but one of them knew two architects who would never have worn such a hat upon a call of ceremony in the London season. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

I am not afraid of him, and his attitude is evidently not a threatening one, for, apparently unaware that I am in any danger, I do not raise my voice and call out. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

Anthony Trollope He wag a jewel of a cousin, and she must begin to call him Will as speedily as possible. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

And he did not call him Frog in any contempt, but as though it were his name: he knew him by no other. A Day of Pleasure by Ellen Wood [1872]

George Meredith Your last word to Mr. Jocelyn will be: “I will do myself the honour to call upon my benefactor early. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Henry James But Bessie does; she has studied Greek; she has read everything; she’s what they call in Boston ‘thoughtful. An International Episode by Henry James [1878]

Sinclair Lewis He patted her knee, and boomed, “If there’s anything I can do to make things nice and comfy for you, mother, you just holler! Don’t be afraid to call on me. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

It had been her care which provided me a companion in Clerval — and yet a man is blind to a thousand minute circumstances which call forth a woman’s sedulous attention. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

H. G. Wells Tick it off, phase by phase, the phases in — what shall I call it? —-the senile decay of our University education. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Jeremy Bentham In this case the motive is accounted, perhaps, a good one, or at least indifferent: and here people would scruple to call it by any of those names. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

H. G. Wells Suppose the Christian religion is based on a fundamental error in what you call this assumption of the dualism of matter and spirit. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

George Meredith The Professor had appointed to call expressly to renew it. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Thomas Hughes I come from Devonshire.” “Don’t call me ‘sir,’ you young muff. Tom Brown’s School Days by Thomas Hughes

George Meredith You will meet me-shall I call here?—well, then at the railway station, the South–Eastern, for Paris: say, twenty minutes to eight. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Major Çowper stooped down to call through the skylight. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Robert Louis Stevenson And that reminded him: why was he alone? and where was Alan? The thought of the festal morning and the due salutations reawakened his desire for his friend, and he began to call for him by name. The Misadventures of John Nicholson by Robert Louis Stevenson

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch The room was long, lined for the most part with books bound in what they call “divinity calf,” and littered with papers like a barrister’s table on assize day. The Two Householders by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch [1893]

Robert Louis Stevenson Should you and Cassells prefer, you can call the whole volume I. N. E. — though the Beach of Falesa is the child of a quite different inspiration. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

Richard Hakluy And this they do call their eastern current, or Levant stream. Voyages in Search of The North-West Passage by Richard Hakluy

A lackey in the Imperial livery entered the room, announcing that the Tzarina deigned to call to her presence the daughter of Captain Mironoff. Anna Vlassiéfna was quite upset by this news. The Daughter of the Commandant by Aleksandr Pushkin

He wanted to see Sir David Forster, to call that gentleman to some account for the deliberate falsehood he had uttered at their last meeting. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

I call it—I don’t know what to call it, but it covers me with shame whenever I think of it. The Romance of His Life by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

Jane Austen At that moment we were interrupted by a knock at the door: it was Reginald, who came, by Lady Susan’s direction, to call Frederica down. Lady Susan by Jane Austen [1794]

Tobias Smolle He heard the voice of his Monimia call Renaldo! Thrice he essayed to answer; as oft his tongue denied its office. The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom by Tobias Smolle

But do I call you ‘Mr Carlyle’ in consequence? Certainly not, Louis.” “I did not falsify the account,” cried Carlyle hotly. Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah [1914]

Charles Dickens Then, on our accosting him in the way of our trade, would he call to Mrs. Keeper, respecting ’t’ould clock’ in the kitchen. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

Robert Louis Stevenson He did not fight for what the world would call success; but for “the wages of going on. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

Thomas Hardy The first person to call upon them as new residents was Mr. Cope. He was delighted to find that they had come so near, and (though he did not say this) meant to live in such excellent style. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

They make a great fuss of him and call him ‘Poppa.’ He has been here quite a short time, but he seems to know everyone, and I don’t wonder, considering the money he throws about. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

A sharp and clever remark, usually quoted, and seldom noted; what the Philistine is pleased to call a “joke. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Henry James I made no noise to call her; I only waited to see if she would not notice my light. The Aspern Papers by Henry James [1888]

Sigmund Freud We call it regression if the idea in the dream is changed back into the visual image from which it once originated. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Anthony Trollope Perhaps the Dean will not object to call on the Marquis here at some hour after two o’clock to-morrow. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Ralph Waldo Emerson Of that ineffable essence which we call Spirit, he that thinks most, will say least. Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1836]

I call God and all His angels to witness, ’tis to clothe the naked, to feed the hungry—’tis to comfort the sick and the brokenhearted. Sterne by H. D. Traill [1882]

I stood still facing aft, and the wretched little second began to whine, ‘You ain’t going to hit a chap with a broken arm — and you call yourself a gentleman, too. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Florence Dixie In the daytime we had met with large flights of a bird which the natives call “chorlito,” or “batatu,” in species something between a golden plover and a woodcock. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

H.P. Lovecraf He lives all alone with his streaked cat in Gray’s Inn, and people call him harmlessly mad. Fragments by H.P. Lovecraf