Phrases with "calls"

Sir Walter Scott We part on the borders of Cumberland, when he must return to his lodgings in Marybone, up three pair of stairs, and labour at what he calls the commercial part of his profession. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

Anthony Trollope He calls hisself a magistrate, but he’s not to do just as he pleases because he’s a magistrate. Harry Heathcote of Gangoil by Anthony Trollope

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

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]

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

Olaf Stapledon Most people are too blind to see your beauty, and if any of these ever calls you beautiful, he will be lying. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Henry James There were drives to be taken, calls made, objects of interest seen at a distance; with the effect of much easy talk and still more easy silence. The Story In It by Henry James [1902]

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

Thomas Carlyle There is the same burly thick-necked strength of body as of soul; — built, in both cases, on what the old Marquis calls a fond gaillard. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

George Meredith I am the heir of your votes, gentlemen!—I forgot, and I apologize; he calls them fellow-men. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

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]

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

Andrew Lang Camden calls her “a queen never praised enough for the purity of her morals, her charity to the poor” (she practised as a district visitor), “and her liberality to the nobles and the clergy. Alfred Tennyson by Andrew Lang

He resolves to keep this up for five years (he calls it his ‘five-year plan’), enjoying her humiliation and the sense of power it gives him. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Who calls it a vale of tears? Methinks it is but the darkness in our minds that bringeth gloom to the world. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. by Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

It calls up a picture of a cosy gypsy-encampment (in fine weather, of course) with wood fires crackling and children picking blackberries and many-coloured washing fluttering on the lines. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

Arthur Morrison And he calls me a thief! Sacri! He goes — I have no more of him; and so — he does this!” “Very well. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

George Eliot She calls me her brother, and that’s enough. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

James Joyce But a man who holds so tightly to what he calls his rights over what he calls his debts will hold tightly also to what he calls his rights over her whom he calls his wife. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

E. F. Benson The ‘ruffianly bitch’ was his perhaps, so also, certainly, was the material for the half-savage country folk, such as Zillah and Joseph, whom he calls the ‘surly indigenæ. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

Sir Thomas Browne By these letters God calls the stars by their names; and by this alphabet Adam assigned to every creature a name peculiar to its nature. Religio Medici by Sir Thomas Browne [1643]

Against this he was ready to protest at all times, and references to meetings of ‘Antiscrape’, as he calls the society, are frequent in his letters. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Of artistry, of what FitzGerald calls “sinking and reducing,” Burton had no notion. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

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

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]

Jonathan Swif Lord Treasurer calls me now Dr. Martin, because martin4 is a sort of a swallow, and so is a swift. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Anthony Trollope He calls in the Square every Sunday just as we have done lunch, and never remains above two minutes. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

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]

The children all send love to grandmamma and Aunt Elizabeth: and (it is Miss Nelly calls out this) to little brother Arthur. Nelly is growing prettier every day: she is now going on for eleven. A Tale of Sin by Ellen Wood [1870]

Anthony Trollope She calls perhaps once in two or three months in a formal way, and that is all we see of her. Dr. Wortle’s school by Anthony Trollope

James Joyce Then gave me recipe for what he calls RISOTTO ALLA BERGAMASCA. When he pronounces a soft O he protrudes his full carnal lips as if he kissed the vowel. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Arthur Machen He tries to persuade them to come to Mass, as he calls it, and they stay away and go to meeting. Holy Terrors by Arthur Machen

Anthony Trollope She suffered those pangs which Nature calls upon mothers to endure. North America by Anthony Trollope

George Meredith Our Chief cannot be everywhere at once; so Medole undertakes to decide for him here in old Milan. He decided yesterday afternoon to put off our holiday for what he calls a week. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Andrew Lang If you produce evidence to what Hume calls a miracle (we shall see examples) he replies that the evidence is not valid, unless its falsehood would be more miraculous than the fact. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

Andrew Lang This is what he calls “Mental Telegraphy”; others call it “Telepathy,” and the term is merely descriptive. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

Willa Cather Preachers won’t be fed on calories, or whatever it is Enid calls ’em,” said Susie, who was given to looking on the bright side of things. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

George Meredith He starts a hare and calls her joy; He runs her down to sorrow: The dogs within him bother the boy, But ’tis a new day to-morrow. Scattered Poems by George Meredith

It could not make any difference to his security where you were, because the evil men, as he calls them, did not know of your existence. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

Gertrude Stein She calls him the Leonardo da Vinci of the movement. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

H. G. Wells This is what Dr. Chanter calls the “delayed realisation of ideas”. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

George Meredith He calls to you to strengthen his hands. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Andrew Lang If Colonel Elliot leaves in the verses on Buccleuch’s refusal, he leaves in what he calls “too absurd to be believed. Sir Walter Scott and the Border Minstrelsy by Andrew Lang [1910]

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]

Sinclair Lewis He was assiduous, but careful, in his pastoral calls on the women. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Jonathan Swif Gay calls him “joyous Ford,” and he was given to over-indulgence in conviviality. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

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

George Gissing Women innumerable might be met, charming, sensible, good, no unfit objects of his wooing; in all modesty he might hope for what the world calls happiness. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

And therefore Homer elegantly calls men moist and juicy: to rejoice he calls to be warmed; and anything that is grievous and frightful he calls cold and icy. Symposiacs by Plutarch

I have a message to him from him whom he calls master. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

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]

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]

Top-boots and half-boots, I calls us. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

It was formed amid the increasing cultivation of the nation, the increasing varieties of public service, the awakening responsibilities to duty and calls to self-command. Spenser by R. W. Church [1879]

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

Margaret Oliphant If there is any truth in the old phrase which calls a church a cure of souls, it is certain that no cure of souls can be delegated to a preacher by the souls themselves who are to be his care. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Mark Twain Everybody calls him Hoss.” “A body can’t be too partic’lar how they talk ’bout these-yer dead people, Tom.” This was a damper, and conversation died again. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

Walter Scott Let Latimer, as be calls himself, have a horse to himself; he must for some time retain his disguise. Redgauntlet by Walter Scott [1824]

George Gissing Furthermore, when, by constantly living with the huge brute, he has become perfect in all this, he calls it philosophy, and makes a system or art of it, which forthwith he professes. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

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]

Algernon Blackwood It calls you by name right ‘nough. The Wendigo by Algernon Blackwood [1910]

Andrew Lang The booksellers paid her what Scott, erroneously, calls “the unprecedented sum of 500 pounds” for the romance, and they must have made a profitable bargain. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

Six weeks ago he noticed that you wanted strength — tone is what he calls it. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Henry Handel Richardson However he knew something of the claim in question, if only because several of his acquaintances had abandoned their shares, in disgust at the repeated calls and the lack of dividends. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Rudyard Kipling The club indulges in revelries which it calls ‘Jinks’— high and low — at intervals — and each of these gatherings is faithfully portrayed in oils by hands that know their business. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Rudyard Kipling A shapeless Burmo-native trot, with high cheek-bones and mouth like a shark, calls Mrs. D—— ‘Mem-Sahib.’ The word jars, unspeakably. City of Dreadful Night by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Presently Moran, who was more than half boozed as it was, and kept on drinking, calls out to Miss Whitman to sing a song. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

James Joyce She calls the doctor sir Peter Teazle and picks buttercups off the quilt. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Benjamin Disraeli How came you to be so late this morning? Have you been paying many calls to-day? I quite missed you at dinner. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Don’t suppose he can shoot for nuts! Did you ever hear of him, I wonder? The Count von Hern, he calls himself. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

H.P. Lovecraft He calls especial attention to the normal character of the penmanship; which though shewing traces of shattered nerves, is nevertheless distinctly Ward’s own. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

And of His signs is this, that the heavens and the earth stand by His order; then when He calls you from the earth, lo! ye shall come forth. The Qur'an by translated by E. H. Palmer

H. G. Wells But with sane marriage and birth laws there is no reason to suppose such calls upon the resources and initiative of the world more than temporary and exceptional occasions. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

He’s in his autymobile, and he calls me over and says he knows as much as me now. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

Adam Lindsay Gordon Laurence: Thus you would not teach that peasant, though he calls you “father”. Poems by Adam Lindsay Gordon

Robert Louis Stevenson This literature of woe, as Whitman calls it, this MALADIE DE RENE, as we like to call it in Europe, is in many ways a most humiliating and sickly phenomenon. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anthony Trollope If a poor man gets into Parliament — you’ll excuse me, Mr Finn, but I calls you a poor man. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Andrew Lang Thus Mr. Leaf writes: “Elated by the dream, as we are led to suppose, Agamemnon summons the army — to lead them into battle? Nothing of the sort; he calls them to assembly. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

He said: ‘Thank God, this night of horror is over!’ Think of that! After such a dance and such a spread, he calls the night horrible and thanks God that it is over. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

So away goes Dalton to the hall-door, and he calls “who’s there?” and no answer. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

He may perhaps perceive something simple and continued which he calls himself, though I am certain there is no such principle in me. Hume by Thomas Henry Huxley [1879]

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

Instead of that, they gave him what he calls “an informal sick certificate,” and from the following letter to his sister (26th May 1888) we may judge that it was not given gracefully. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

Anthony Trollope No less a sum was paid to Beard for this work — the cormorant Beard, as the report calls him — than 24,200l. North America by Anthony Trollope

George Meredith Jorian calls this, new birth—you catch his idea? He throws off the old and is on with the new with a highly hopeful anticipation. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

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

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

Ford Madox Ford He who lets a tree overhang his roof calls the doctor in daily. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

Sinclair Lewis This wonderful profession brings you into contact with influential men on the basis of equality, and often calls upon you to travel everywhere, maybe to distant lands — all expenses paid. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

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]

Presently, however, they were recalled by calls from the train, and found that somewhere in the complicated mechanism a hitch had occurred. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

Arthur Conan Doyle Well, it’s an open secret that when he’s out of trainin’ he drinks hard — strikin’ an average, he calls it. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Edmund Burke It calls for no great legislative talents. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

Leslie Stephen Johnson calls the Homer “the noblest version of poetry the world has ever seen. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

Sinclair Lewis But the poor dear —— Longing for what he calls ‘self-expression’ and no training in anything except selling shoes. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

He’s going to catch Starlight’s mob, as he calls them. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

George Meredith The Countess calls this letter a purely business communication. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Edgar Allan Poe Alexis calls me cruel- The rifted crags that hold The gathered ice of winter, He says, are not more cold. Criticism by Edgar Allan Poe

He calls here three and four times every day, and won’t go away, and I get letters from him by almost every post. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

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

Anthony Trollope She must come; and we will hope that she will prove to be what Clarissa calls nice. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Henry James For the future, when he calls on me, my door shall be closed to him. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

D. H. Lawrence The hollow dark countryside re-echoed like a shell with shouts and calls and excited voices. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Now another and a sacred duty calls me away. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Benjamin Disraeli A gentle pressure on his arm calls him back to recollection; he starts, and turns to the intruder with a gloomy brow. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

H. G. Wells It is something that calls upon such men as I with an irresistible appeal. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Ford Madox Ford It calls the blood down from the head . Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

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

Almost immediately upon our appearance, we heard the calls and cries and saw the signal smokes, of the natives. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Mark Twain That is the process which man calls reasoning. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

Homer calls the pipe acute — acute because being thin it gives an acute sound. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

This is an insult that calls for blood, and blood it shall have. The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green

Bayle calls it the whale of the saurians. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

He calls it “una febbre molto grave”. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

R. D. Blackmore Here upon a genial summer day — when it came, as it sometimes dared to do — was the finest little nook upon the Yorkshire coast for watching what Virgil calls “the sail-winged sea. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

He calls himself Henrico Muffino. Do you happen to know anything about him? He is about fifty years of age and tall and rather pompous-looking. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

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]

E. Nesbi Mother did not spend all her time in paying dull calls to dull ladies, and sitting dully at home waiting for dull ladies to pay calls to her. The Railway Children by E. Nesbi

George Meredith Well, he calls himself a Patterne, he is undoubtedly a man of courage, he has elements of our blood, and the name. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Sinclair Lewis I didn’t know! I didn’t know anything! But — No! No!” “See here, Emily. Are you free? Can I depend on you? Are you still interested in young Simmons?” “He calls on me. Moths in the Arc Light by Sinclair Lewis

Intellectualism sees what it calls the guilt, when comminuted in the finite object; but is too near-sighted to see it in the more enormous object. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

Edith Wharton What the Mahatma calls mental deep-breathing. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

I am of those that the Spaniard calls Luteranos, who would have God’s revelation rewrit for simple men. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Anna Katherine Green He usually drives up in a buggy about nightfall, calls for letters addressed to X. Y. Z., and having got them, whips up his horse and is off again before one can say a word. X Y Z by Anna Katherine Green

Rudyard Kipling Then he remembered that this was England, and strained his ears to make sure that his calls were not answered. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

Algernon Blackwood There is no Fire. Our work, our service calls us. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Thomas A. Janvier in his tales of old Mexico calls back the ghosts of Spanish conquerors and Aztec men and women, repeopling the ancient streets with courtly specters. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

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

She said to her maid: “Martha, will you dress me this evening—and—pray stay with me till my aunt is ready and calls for me?” “Yes, miss, I shall be pleased to do so. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Elizabeth Gaskell I trounced Coxe well, and did my best to keep his attachment — as he calls it — in bounds. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

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

Sinclair Lewis There was no telephone at Penrith Lodge — the port-doctor had cheerfully been wont to get his calls through a neighbor. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Henry Handel Richardson Nor were the promises redeemed: there came to Laura neither gifts of books nor calls to be present at academic robings. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

Anne Bronte His conduct has, of late, been what the world calls irreproachable; but then I know his heart is still unchanged; and I know that spring is approaching, and deeply dread the consequences. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

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]

Louisa May Alcott Laurie is not as respeckful as he ought to be now I am almost in my teens, he calls me Chick and hurts my feelings by talking French to me very fast when I say Merci or Bon jour as Hattie King does. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

George Borrow I tell you what, brother, if ever gypsyism breaks up, it will be owing to our chies having been bitten by that mad puppy they calls gentility. The Romany Rye by George Borrow

Jules Verne The wild ducks, thinking night had come, began to utter sleepy calls -and to seek their nests, and the mothers gathered their little ones under their wings. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

I believe that Polwin, as he calls himself, is at the bottom of the whole affair. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

Louisa May Alcott She does not scold at all, and always calls me Miss Margaret, which is quite proper, you know, and treats me with respect. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Anthony Trollope It is never too late while you feel what duty calls you to do. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Baldwin Spencer She calls Gudjakatji and Mimonau makorngo, that is elder sisters; Niniokolura and Mumungara she calls illaberri, or younger sisters. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Andrew Lang Mr. Müller founds a very curious argument on what he calls ‘the ubiquity of fetichism. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

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

Now I am informed he swims daily in a thing he calls a boat. Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins by Robert Paltock [1751]

Rudyard Kipling He comes up with his men and he consorts with the lama, and then he calls me a fool, and is very rude —’ ‘But wherefore — wherefore?’ ‘That is what I ask. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

Thomas Hobbes Arbitrary is that which is agreed on by the competitors; natural is either primogeniture (which the Greek calls kleronomia, which signifies, given by lot), or first seizure. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

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

Sinclair Lewis My aged parent calls it ‘talking too much and not saying anything. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

She had several calls to make in the neighborhood of the town, and was not likely to return until dinner-time. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

E. F. Benson Does she not call herself Rudolph da Vinci?” “A very self-satisfied little woman, whatever she calls herself,” said Susan with unusual severity, “and she’s not going to dine with me. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

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

It calls him a ‘scholar and a gentleman. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

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]

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]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The occupant of the fly sees us, and, putting her head out of the window, calls to the driver to stop. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Walter Besant Oh that I were out of this town and in the open country, with Frank well and strong beside me! What matter what he believes and calls his religion? As soon as he gets well it shall be mine. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

War calls upon a young king full of chivalric spirit. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Thomas Hardy The parson never calls upon us except in his spiritual capacity. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

Walter Scott Wend we to the Council, my lord — the hour calls us. The Talisman by Walter Scott [1825]

Wilkie Collins Papa never takes any notice, I’m sure, what I have on; and he needn’t find out anything about what’s gone out of the shop, until they ‘take stock,’ or whatever it is he calls it. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Elizabeth Gaskell And what was man’s mercy in such times of panic? Lois knew that it was nothing; instinct more than reason taught her, that panic calls out cowardice, and cowardice cruelty. Lois the Witch by Elizabeth Gaskell [1859]

What brings you here — starting in the early-calling line?” Archie seated himself on the bed, murmuring — “He calls this early. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Ralph Waldo Emerson It calls out all force of a certain kind that slumbered in the former dynasties. The Young American by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1844]

This masterly kind of navigation he calls ‘cuffing the rigging’; nobody could tell me why he gave it that name. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

George Meredith Who call her Mother and who calls her Wife Look on her grave and see not Death but Life. To them that knew her, there is vital flame In these the simple letters of her name. Scattered Poems by George Meredith

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

The Curate calls and pays me a great compliment. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith

Victor Hugo Conscience calls out before duty, as the cock crows before the dawn of day. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

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]

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]

Anthony Trollope It is altogether damnable; and this is done by a man who calls me in question because of my religion. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Anthony Trollope These calls were not so numerous as they had been when Gertrude became a bride. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing It really is what our slangy friend calls ‘rot,’ and very dry rot. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

Edgar Allan Poe A terrace, with an old moss — covered balustrade, calls up at once to the eye the fair forms that have passed there in other days. Tales of Natural Beauty by Edgar Allan Poe

Their calls made a welcome break in the day. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I am going to my dressmakers’ and I have some calls to make. The Glenlitten Murder by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1929]

Elizabeth Gaskell Oh, now, Mr. Gibson, we must have the new dinner service at Watts’s I’ve set my heart on so long! “Home” Cynthia calls this house. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

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]

George Meredith His pride’s his obedience to his “paytron”—he calls his master, and won’t hear that name abused. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Anthony Trollope As we grow old we become incapable of new tenderness, and rather resent the calls that are made upon us for pity. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Henry James But you know Paris is so very amusing, and if only Harold remains good-natured about it, I shall be content to wait for the caravan (that’s what he calls mamma and the children). A Bundle of Letters by Henry James [1879]

Guy de Maupassan She pressed, with gentle movement, the feverish hand she clasped, and he answered these calls by tightening his fingers a little. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

G. K. Chesterton All a charter really meant lingers alive in that poetic phrase that calls the wind a “chartered” libertine. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

The prince disdains the dastards to pursue, Nor moves to meet in arms the fighting few; Turnus alone, amid the dusky plain, He seeks, and to the combat calls in vain. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

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

Rudyard Kipling And old Hobden says that if it hadn’t been for her (he calls everything “her,” you know), the keepers would have him clapped in Lewes Gaol all the year round. Puck of Pook’s Hill by Rudyard Kipling [1906]

I blamed those who had gone home, but I myself sniff the asphalt afar; the roar of the street calls to me with the magic that the voice of the sea is losing. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

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

Arthur Machen I don’t think that there’s a single case of illness in the place—unless you count old Thomas Evans, who has been in what he calls a decline for thirty years. Change by Arthur Machen

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]

Civilized, that’s what my son-in-law calls it, and he works at the biggest grocer’s in the town, so he ought to know. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Andrew Lang Thus, in 1883, Mr. Leaf wrote, “The poet often calls the shield by names which seem to imply that it was round, and yet indicates that it was large enough to cover the whole body of a man. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

George Meredith He owns he’s what he calls a journalist. The House on the Beach by George Meredith [1877]

Anthony Trollope She had never been what the world calls well-dressed. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Baldwin Spencer Ungara also calls the fathers of all the women, save Kumbainba, peipi, or mother's father, the father of Kumbainba he calls keerli, or wife's father. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

M. du Chaillu calls it the “Ego-tree;” the natives (Mpongwe) name the tree Igo, and the billet Ezígo. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

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

Anthony Trollope Mr Harding, we say, is not an unhappy man: he keeps his lodgings, but they are of little use to him, except as being the one spot on earth which he calls his own. The Warden by Anthony Trollope