Phrases with "calls"

Henry Fielding The governor, or, as the law more honourably calls him, keeper of this castle, was Mr. Wild’s old friend and acquaintance. The History of the Life of the Late Mr. Jonathan Wild The Great by Henry Fielding

Anthony Trollope But Barrington seems to think that you managed as well as you did by getting outside the traces, as he calls it. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

E. Phillips Oppenheim I know a good deal, too, of his present schemes—crusade, or whatever he calls it; so probably do you. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

He calls himself only Signa.” Luigi Dini caught his breath a moment, and his withered lips quivered. Signa by Ouida

He loves to hear tell of or to be shown something that he calls ‘outlandish. Amy Foster by Joseph Conrad [1901]

Benjamin Disraeli They are what Albert calls fine girls, and I am glad he has made friends with them; for, after all, he must find it rather dull here. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

G. K. Chesterton The man whom he attacks throughout he calls “The Idealist”; that is the man who permits himself to be mainly moved by a moral generalisation. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

If Queen Beelzebub calls —” “There’s the danger, Dan,” interposed Freddy quickly and anxiously. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

George Gissing No fellow that calls himself a gentleman keeps accounts. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Dress clothes every evening; knows the ropes; calls every policeman and waiter in town by their first names. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

John Locke A man infallibly knows, as soon as ever he has them in his mind, that the ideas he calls white and round are the very ideas they are; and that they are not other ideas which he calls red or square. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Besides, this Spanish Don, as he calls himself, is almost a stranger to her. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

Robert Louis Stevenson So, for God’s sake, don’t lose them, and they will prove a piece of provision for my ‘poor old family,’ as Simele calls it. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

Andrew Lang What Mr. Tylor calls ‘Animism’ Mr. Spencer believes in, but he calls it the ‘Ghost Theory.’] 11 Primitive Culture, i. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

Thomas Paine America, rich in patriotism and produce, can want neither men nor supplies, when a serious necessity calls them forth. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

Andrew Lang Dibdin calls “our modern books on vellum little short of downright wretched. The Library by Andrew Lang

Agatha indicated Ramon. “If this man calls again, Mary,” she said very quietly, “you are to tell him I’m not in. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

Charles Dickens It calls to me, for many minutes together, in an agonised manner, ‘Below there! Look out! Look out!’ It stands waving to me. The Signal-Man by Charles Dickens

George Meredith But he calls himself our friend; I think he really has a liking for John and me. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]

Oscar Wilde That purification and spiritualising of the nature which he calls κάθαρσις is, as Goethe saw, essentially æsthetic, and is not moral, as Lessing fancied. Intentions by Oscar Wilde [1891]

I suppose what he calls ruin would be a quiet passage through the Bankruptcy Court, and a new set of chambers. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

Robert Louis Stevenson It is not their fault it the city calls for something more specious by way of inhabitants. Edinburgh Picturesque Notes by Robert Louis Stevenson

Mr. Bradley calls the question of activity a scandal to philosophy, and if one turns to the current literature of the subject — his own writings included — one easily gathers what he means. Essays in Radical Empiricism by William James

Edith Wharton She calls it ‘so foreign and unmanly. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

The grocer’s van that calls on Monday didn’t come today. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Horace Walpole The line of Manfred calls for numerous supports. The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole [1764]

Some raving maniac sends us a mass of stuff, which savours strongly of Walt Whitman, and which, probably for that reason, he calls poetry. The Fiend’s Delight by Ambrose Bierce [1873]

Rudyard Kipling I waited for the end: knowing that, in six cases out of ten the dying man calls for his mother. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

Pu Songling Without doubt the blow had struck, for a frightful cry was heard; all the demons of the inferior regions seemed let loose with this yell; calls were heard from all sides. Strange Stories from the Lodge of Leisures by Pu Songling [1740]

Andrew Lang He did these things in the effort to construct what Lockhart calls “a standard text. Sir Walter Scott and the Border Minstrelsy by Andrew Lang [1910]

Robert Louis Stevenson Meanwhile artist after artist drops into the salle-a-manger for coffee, and then shoulders easel, sunshade, stool, and paint-box, bound into a fagot, and sets of for what he calls his ‘motive. Essays of Travel by Robert Louis Stevenson

William Cowper He must speak, Whose word leaps forth at once to its effect, Who calls for things that are not, and they come. The Task by William Cowper [1785]

H.P. Lovecraft Edward’s calls now grew a trifle more frequent, and his hints occasionally became concrete. The Thing on the Doorstep by H.P. Lovecraft [1933]

Elizabeth Gaskell Ned Dixon calls us stingy: what could we save?” “Oh, many and many a little thing. Hand and Heart by Elizabeth Gaskell [1849]

George Meredith Henrietta calls me Janey.’ The creature appeared dead flesh to goads. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

In general, the Homoeopathist calls every recovery which happens under his treatment a cure. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

The voice of the young year was calling him from without, as the spring calls only the young. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

G. K. Chesterton Dr. Meadows don’t work them for very long hours, that wouldn’t be healthy or whatever he calls it; but he’s particular about their being punctual. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

Bram Stoker Henry VIII married Catherine Parr on 12 July, and in her letter of 1543 Elizabeth calls Catherine “your Majesty.” In her letter of 31 July, 1544 she writes to the same correspondent: “ . Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

A steamer calls at Teluk Anson once a fortnight on her voyage from and to Singapore and Pinang, and another calls at the same port every fourth day, as well as at the Dindings and the Bernam river. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

H. G. Wells Your communist fool denounces what he calls Utopianism and my individualists denounce Socialism. And when we look into it they mean precisely the same thing. The Brothers by H. G. Wells [1938]

He calls new succors, and assaults the prince: But weak his force, and vain is their defense. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

George Elio Lady Cheverel had unwonted calls to make and invitations to deliver. Mr. Gilfil’s Love Story by George Elio

Theodore Dreiser It would seem as though the physical substance of life — this apparition of form which the eye detects and calls real were shot through with some vast subtlety that loves order, that is order. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Zona Gale Will you mind getting Amory on the wire when he calls up, and tell him to show up without fail at my place at noon today? And to wait there for me. Romance Island by Zona Gale [1906]

H. G. Wells You were afraid of being caught up in a service, Matins or Prime or whatever he calls it. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

Anthony Trollope She had never been given to easy friendship, or to that propensity to men’s acquaintance which the world calls flirting. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Edgar Allan Poe If I am not much mistaken, the celebrated Cuvier calls it gasteropeda pulmonifera. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

There’s time enough for you to make your calls before lunch, and then you can come home with me. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

She calls our Mum at home Mother and me Bertha, as if I was her sister. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Thomas Hardy Caroline must have patience, and remember that a man of his genius has many and important calls upon his time. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

Many calls she would have at the end of her turn, and the people thought they were applauding her skill as a dancer. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

William Makepeace Thackeray Murray’s “Guide-book” calls the latter “our native bard. Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo by William Makepeace Thackeray

George Meredith As to the ceremony he calls for, a form of it might soothe:—any soothing possible! No music. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Anthony Trollope I am not tumultuous, as he calls himself. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

At the Louvre he has seen me the — what is that Mr. What’s-his-name, your friend’s old school-master, the Republican poet, calls it —‘the cynosure of neighbouring eyes. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

Robert Louis Stevenson He had many calls upon his poverty: there are none upon your wealth. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

Sinclair Lewis My ‘crank ideas;’ he calls them. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Willa Cather Sometimes of a winter evening Alexandra calls him into the sitting-room to read the Bible aloud to her, for he still reads very well. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

From the circumstance that great conquerors have great noses, Getius, whose writings antedate the age of humor, calls the nose the organ of quell. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

George Gissing Material help wouldn’t be out of place, but one doesn’t go round with one’s hat exactly—till, that is, one’s driven to it by what Homer calls a shameless stomach. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

Rudyard Kipling I rank wood-smoke first, since it calls up more, more intimate and varied memories, over a wider geographical range, to a larger number of individuals, than any other agent that we know. A Book of Words by Rudyard Kipling [1928]

I observe that Kolliker calls the true nervous elements of the retina “the layer of gray cerebral substance. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Innumerable were the calls made by prudent mammas on our new curate, and innumerable the invitations with which he was assailed, and which, to do him justice, he readily accepted. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

Rudyard Kipling I had sooner watch famine-relief than the white man engaged in what he calls legitimate competition. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

George Meredith I was carrying the signorina’s answer, when I thought ‘Barto Rizzo calls me,’ and I came like a lamb. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

George Meredith Bother his wig, if he calls himself Law. That ‘s how we dust the corruption out of him for a bite or two in return. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Very well, the other day Mademoiselle calls upon our friend Grant Slattery, and the next morning he visits the representatives of each one of those steel firms. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

And a bottom of what the Chief Constable calls “immemorial mud”. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

Arthur Conan Doyle The doctor has found time amid the calls of a busy country practice to jot down his recollections, and I feel that I cannot do better than subjoin them exactly as they stand. The Mystery of Cloomber by Arthur Conan Doyle [1889]

Strabo calls Carthage forty miles in circumference. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

Rose of all Roses, Rose of all the World! You, too, have come where the dim tides are hurled Upon the wharves of sorrow, and heard ring The bell that calls us on; the sweet far thing. Collected Poems by William Butler Yeats

George Meredith Nature-worship—or “aboriginal genuflexion,” he calls it; Anglicanism, Methodism; he stands to engage them. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Henry James He thinks he is nearing his end, but he isn’t,—he will live to see a hundred, don’t you think so?—and he has made me a solemn appeal to put an end to what he calls his suspense. The Path Of Duty by Henry James [1884]

Anthony Trollope A barefooted girl, with unwashed hands and face, and unbrushed head, crouched in the corner of the fire, ready to obey the behests of Mrs. Mulready, and attend to the numerous calls of her customers. The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope [1847]

William Makepeace Thackeray She begins to laugh whenever he comes; if he calls her a duck, a divvle, a darlin’, it is all one. Mrs. Perkins’s Ball by William Makepeace Thackeray [1847]

Thomas Hardy Mr. Glim, the curate, calls occasionally, but the Swancourts don’t come into the village now any more than to drive through it. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Guy de Maupassan On Friday he dressed early, in order, as he said, to make several calls before going to M. Walter’s. Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassan

Joseph Furphy Away I goes; hunts roun’; lis’ns; calls ‘Hen-ree!’; lis’ns agen. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

T. H. Huxley Goethe has an excellent aphorism defining that state of mind which he calls ‘Thatige Skepsis’a — active doubt. Essays by T. H. Huxley

George Meredith Mr. Radnor calls his daughter, Freddy; so Mr. Taplow, the architect, says. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Charles Dickens Here’s my father drawing what he calls a line, and tying me down to it from a baby, neck and heels. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

He is concealed in his sentry-box, and the fishermen do not see him; but he follows them with interest; he divines them; he calls them; he attracts them into the way to the port. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Henry James These successful traders constituted what Hawthorne calls “the aristocratic class. Hawthorne by Henry James [1879]

Guy de Maupassan I was delighted, thinking that this maid probably came in the morning only, what one calls a charwoman. Tombstones by Guy de Maupassan

For neither did Lycurgus, the valiant son of Dryas (as Homer calls him) (“Iliad,” vi. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

Rudyard Kipling He calls him Mango.’ ‘That man. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

Henry James When I attempt to tell him (because if I were he I know very well what I should believe in) he calls me a pampered bigot. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Elizabeth Gaskell Have you ever noticed that she sometimes calls you “Fanny”? It was the name of a little sister of ours who died. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

We have to make special calls on the Carter Halls, Dr. Bowring, and the Pringles, and are to be introduced to their ramifications of acquaintance. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

Byron calls her (perhaps with a slight suspicion of exigence of rhyme) too “emphatic;” meaning, apparently, to refer to such passages as her conversation with Mrs. Fitzpatrick, etc. Fielding by Austin Dobson

Wilkie Collins In about six weeks more, as the doctor calculates, this will deepen to a blackish blue; and then, ‘the saturation’ (as he calls it) will be complete. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

To do with me exactly what he wishes himself! To make a mule of me — a mule — a stupid plodding thing, mute as the stones: he calls that love. Signa by Ouida

Rudyard Kipling He calls him “My brother who is in India.” He also prays for him aloud before an idol which he is taken to worship. The Eyes of Asia by Rudyard Kipling [1918]

H. G. Wells He calls the shopman “Sir,” and makes no struggle against his native accent. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Anthony Trollope If I had had nothing we should have done very well without the coach,—as poor Hampstead calls it. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Virginia Woolf Rhoda dreams, sucking a crust soaked in milk; Louis regards the wall opposite with snail-green eyes; Bernard moulds his bread into pellets and calls them “people”. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

Robert Louis Stevenson He calls his verses “recitatives,” in easily followed allusion to a musical form. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

Henry James One of these was Franklin Pierce, who was destined to fill what Hawthorne calls “the most august position in the world. Hawthorne by Henry James [1879]

Maria Edgeworth And this, too, I suppose she calls a frolic; or, in her own vulgar language, fun. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

Arthur Conan Doyle But what so sad as the downfall of the old champion! Wise Tom Spring — Tom of Bedford, as Borrow calls him — had the wit to leave the ring unconquered in the prime of his fame. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

Anthony Trollope Crocker likes to be funny, and he thinks there is no fun so good as what he calls taking a rise. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Jack says he is looking forward to meeting his grandfather, and realising what he calls his feudal point of view. The Dark Cottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

Robert Louis Stevenson God calls us from inglorious ease, Forth and to travel with the breeze While, swift and singing, smooth and strong She gallops by the fields along. New Poems by Robert Louis Stevenson

Guy de Maupassan She calls me her ‘librarian. Yvette by Guy de Maupassan

Ralph Waldo Emerson He calls his employment by its lowest name, and so takes from evil tongues their sharpest weapon. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

M. P. Shiel We know how Sparta—the “man-taming Sparta” Simonides calls her—answered them. Prince Zaleski by M. P. Shiel [1895]

James Joyce In sleep the wet sign calls her hour, bids her rise. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Arthur Conan Doyle If Shakespeare gives a sea-coast to Bohemia, or if Victor Hugo calls an English prize-fighter Mr. Jim-John-Jack — well, it was so, and that’s an end of it. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

Abraham Merri By anvil stroke, by chant and drums — Khalk’ru calls me ‘” Jim had sat silent, watching me, but now and again I had seen the Indian stoicism drop from his face. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Burton calls it “sad doggerel,” and, as he translates it, so it is. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

William Makepeace Thackeray He bought the yellow satin sofa before mentioned, and transferred it to what he calls his “sitting-room,” where it is to this day, bearing many marks of the best bear’s grease. Mens Wives by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

G. K. Chesterton The tripper never reads them, calls them rags, and knows as much about the rags as the chiffonnier who picks them up with a spike. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Nathaniel Hawthorne He is ashamed of his family, and generally calls himself Monsieur le Plaisir; but his real name is Toil, and those who have known him best think him still more disagreeable than his brothers. The Snow Image and other stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1851]

Dr. Isaac Barrow says that “his practical writings were never mended, and his controversial seldom confuted,” and Dean Stanley calls him “the chief English Protestant schoolman. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Sir Walter Scott Bridoon’s one of my lambs, as Nosebag calls ‘ern. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

Joseph Furphy The meal-signal is the real Ducdame, ducdame, ducdame; the Greek invocation which calls fools into a circle as surely as wise men; for neither folly nor wisdom is proof against its spell. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Edgar Allan Poe Despair — such as no other species of wretchedness ever calls into being — despair alone urged me, after long irresolution, to uplift the heavy lids of my eyes. Tales of Illusion by Edgar Allan Poe

But there is one thought which every white man (and in this connection it doesn’t matter twopence if he calls himself a Socialist) thinks when he sees a black army marching past. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Andrew Lang Mr. Max Müller’s remarks on ‘Zoolatry,’ as De Brosses calls it, or animal-worship, require only the briefest comment. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

It calls on every soldier to regard this as the prime object of the expedition, without which the war would be manifestly unjust, and every acquisition made by it a robbery. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Yes, she is adorable, wofully thin, and, I fear, consumptive, but royal: and adorable, ‘douceur et lumière,’ as Bossuet calls her. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

Virginia Woolf The pleasure of having no documents to seal or sign, no flourishes to make, no calls to pay, was enough. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

Baldwin Spencer This man places him on the top of the prostrate men, whom the boy afterwards calls iruntuwura, and at once the operation is performed by an Ikuntera man whom the boy calls urtwi-urtwia. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

M. P. Shiel And of God Worthy is the sight, Worlds are in the night (Walkers of the night), And He calls Westwardly His thralls; Gorgeous large they glide, Wardedly like sheep, Walkers in a sleep. The Last Miracle by M. P. Shiel [1906]

Rudyard Kipling He was perfectly naked in that bitter, bitter cold, and his body shone like frosted silver, for he was what the Bible calls ‘a leper as white as snow. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Love calls to war; Sighs his alarms, Lips his swords are, The field his arms. Hero and Leander by Christopher Marlowe and George Chapman

Wilkie Collins Who among us knows the capacity for wickedness that lies dormant in our natures, until the fatal event comes and calls it forth? “No! I am letting you see too much of my tortured soul. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

Sigmund Freud Then I meet a colleague, P, also on horseback, and dressed in rough frieze; he is sitting erect in the saddle; he calls my attention to something (probably to the fact that I have a very bad seat). The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Niccolo Machiavelli Good Captains never come to an engagement unless necessity compels them, or the opportunity calls them. The Art of War by Niccolo Machiavelli [1520]

Elizabeth Gaskell Osborne and Mrs. Gibson made themselves agreeable to each other according to the approved fashion when a young man calls on a middle-aged bride. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

D. H. Lawrence For the mind is busy in a house of its own, which house it calls the universe. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

George Meredith These light “champagne overtures” of French composers, as Mr. Fenellan calls them, do not bring out his whole ability:—Zampa, Le Pre aux clercs, Masaniello, and the like. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

George Gissing I must do something which calls for exertion. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

Baldwin Spencer Supposing a man has three sons, then each of them is made son-in-law to some special man whom he calls Ikuntera-tualcha. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Charles Dickens He goes, leisurely, behind a door and calls down some unseen shaft. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

Nobody calls upon her for anything. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Below him by the edge of the stream he sees the encampment of the Gorbals Die–Hards. He calls and waves a hand, and his signal is answered. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

An avocation is something that calls one away from it. Write it Right by Ambrose Bierce [1909]

John Locke And to this child, or any one who hath such an idea, which he calls man, can you never demonstrate that a man hath a soul, because his idea of man includes no such notion or idea in it. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Edgar Rice Burroughs From the dark shadows of the mighty forest came the wild calls of savage beasts — the deep roar of the lion, and, occasionally, the shrill scream of a panther. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

H. P. Lovecraf He calls for madder music and takes stranger drugs, and finally his great dog grows oddly afraid of him. Supernatural Horror in Literature by H. P. Lovecraf

George Meredith And the no that a woman utters! It calls for wholesome tyranny. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Emily Dickinson God calls home the angels promptly At the setting sun; I missed mine. Poems by Emily Dickinson

When they go too slowly the passenger calls them bahinchut. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

Jane Austen She calls herself very angry, but you can imagine her anger. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

I like what gran’pa calls something savory. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

God’s calls are many, and they are strange. Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey

It compels all nations, on pain of extinction, to adopt the bourgeois mode of production; it compels them to introduce what it calls civilisation into their midst, i. The Manifesto of the Communist Party by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

Anthony Trollope I couldn’t tell my aunt that I meant to go away on Saturday.’ ‘You have no business which makes imperative calls upon your time. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins Secondly, the muleteer calls him a Frog—he goes on imperturbably with his meditation. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

William Makepeace Thackeray The carriages of the two Dukes and all the first people of the Court made their calls upon the General afterwards. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

George Gissing He, of course, is delighted with it; he has joined what he calls the Union.’ ‘Are you going to join?’ Hubert asked, smiling. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

John Morley One undiscriminating panegyrist calls him the most profound and comprehensive of political philosophers that has yet existed in the world. Burke by John Morley [1879]

A few sniggers, perhaps, then silence; or ‘I calls it a shame, sarvin’ poor old people like that. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

George Meredith Mr. Jarniman, I hear, thinks it what he calls a traitor in the camp. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Arnold Bennett I have paid tens of thousands of calls and I shall pay tens of thousands more. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

David Hume The generous contumacy of Socrates, as Cicero calls it, has been highly celebrated in all ages; and when joined to the usual modesty of his behaviour, forms a shining character. An Enquiry into the Principles of Morals by David Hume

But that which has put off the soul he calls nothing else but body as in these lines (I. vii. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

Sinclair Lewis Poor Gideon, I was so sorry for you, and for you, too, George, and I guess that calls for a drink. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

R. D. Blackmore Mordacks has taken to me, like a better father, mainly from his paramount love of justice, and of daring gallantry, as he calls it. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

The common feature of these optimistic faiths is that they all tend to the suppression of what Mr. Horace Fletcher calls “fearthought. Memories and Studies by William James

Anthony Trollope He tells me that you have found your way among what he calls the working men of the party, and he thinks you will do very well — if you can only be patient enough. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Charles Kingsley I will wait downstairs awhile!” “Thurnall, Thurnall!” calls Trebooze, “don’t leave me, old fellow! you are a good fellow. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

Jack London I could hear no calls or cries — only the sound of the waves, made weirdly hollow and reverberant by the fog. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

Since he elected himself the champion of Gaeldom he calls himself Gilleasbuig Mac-a’-Bruithainn. He’s frightfully unpopular at hotels. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

Andrew Lang Agamemnon, in floods of tears, calls an assembly, and proposes to “return to Argos with dishonour. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

Bronislaw Malinowski In the statements of Fraser we find again the local group; he calls it “sub-tribe. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

M. P. Shiel You use words without realization of meaning like those minds in what Leibnitz calls ‘symbolical consciousness. Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

Henry Handel Richardson Now her income was equal to all the calls made on it . The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

Edith Wharton For a moment her heart beat incoherently, then she felt the sobering touch of fact, and remembered that such calls were not unknown in her charitable work. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

O’er all his veins the wandering passion burns, He calls her nymph, and every nymph by turns. The Poetical Works of Thomas Parnell by with an introduction by George Gilfillan [1855]

Augustine Birrell The hum-drum is the style for Englishmen. Bishop Burnet calls Marvell “a droll,” Parker, who was to be a bishop, calls him “a buffoon. Andrew Marvell by Augustine Birrell [1905]

According to report, Venice, in order to satiate her rage, calls to her aid tyrants of the west; whilst Genoa brings in those of the east. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

Henry Handel Richardson Soon after purchase something had gone wrong with the management of the claim; there had been a lawsuit, followed by calls unending and never a dividend. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Arthur Conan Doyle It appeared to me from her appearance that she might be one of those who make a living at telling fortunes or “dukkering,” as the master calls it, at racecourses and other gatherings of the sort. Danger! and other stories by Arthur Conan Doyle [1918]

My brazen breast-plate only lack’d A little heap of salt, To make me like a corpse full dress’d, Preparing for the vault — To set up what the Poet calls My everlasting halt. The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood by with biographical introduction by William Michael Rossetti

William Makepeace Thackeray Her name is Anna Maria (daughter of Higgs and Pettifer, solicitors, Bedford Row); but Hicks calls her “Ianthe” in his album verses, and is himself an eminent drysalter in the city. Mrs. Perkins’s Ball by William Makepeace Thackeray [1847]

Henry James He’s a poor but honest gentleman that’s what he calls himself. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

I have a lot of calls to make that day. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Wilkie Collins First, the muleteer calls him a Serpent—he never stirs an inch. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

George Eliot He calls most folks’ religion rottenness; and yet another time he’ll tell me I ought to feel myself a sinner, and do God’s will and not my own. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

He left the city room and went into the hall to use the pay station from which all private calls had to be made. Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West [1933]

He is a gentleman, and a Frenchman; and he hath all the polish of what the Frenchman calls the vieille école. Monsieur Maurice by Amelia B. Edwards [1873]

George Meredith I know I can ride, or feel the ‘blast of a horse like my own’—as he calls it. The Gentleman of Fifty and the Damsel of Nineteen by George Meredith

M. R. James My Mary (as he calls her in public, and I in private) was summoned, and we proceeded to the room. A Thin Ghost and others by M. R. James

You know Mr. Gell; he calls you the Irish Corinne. Your friend, Mr. Moore, will be here by-and-by. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

And he could give Lesbia all those things which the world calls good. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Of these, one is a little fellow of six or eight years old, brother to the bride, — and the other a girl of the same age, or something younger, whom he calls ‘his wife. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

Baldwin Spencer The result is a complete loss of curved lines and the development of a pattern which, though very rough and badly executed, calls to mind the designs characteristic of many West Australian implements. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

He calls aloud upon the public to buy needles, pins, thimbles, shirt-buttons, tape, cotton-balls, small mirrors, etc. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Isabella Bird The animals are hired from a well-known charvadar, who has made a large fortune and is regarded as very trustworthy; Dr. Bruce calls him the “prince of charvadars. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

It was seen that the art of ballad writing — which Goethe calls the most difficult of arts — was not, as some averred, a forgotten one. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

Wilkie Collins She summons the servants and directs them to wait in the drawing-room until she calls to them. The Frozen Deep by Wilkie Collins [1874]

Wilkie Collins My medical enterprise (as Betteredge calls it) must now, inevitably, be delayed until Monday next. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Benjamin Disraeli You must be for God, or for Antichrist. The Church calls upon her children. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

The best poetry is that which calls upon us to rise to it, not that which writes down to us. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

It calls up echoes of friendly voices, some far distant; some, alas! silent. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He would not answer any calls of distress, succour any more fainting ladies or be diverted for one instant from his firm intention of reaching his bed and lying down once more behind a locked door. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Leslie Stephen He fell savagely upon the hated Wharton not long after, in what he calls “a damned libellous pamphlet,” of which 2000 copies were sold in two days. Swift by Leslie Stephen [1882]