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ee voh kay shuhn

  • n  imaginative re-creation
  • n  calling up supposed supernatural forces by spells and incantations
  • n  stimulation that calls up (draws forth) a particular class of behaviors

  • A gallimaufry of hallucinations, literary gossip and medical info, Burroughs' confession of a hipster junkie is its own X-rated movie, so vivid is its evocation of a mind gone bad .
  • Arthur Golden's 1997 best seller, Memoirs of a Geisha, enticed readers with its authoritative evocation of an alien, exotic world, one in which women served men less with sexual .
  • His dramatic evocation of a universal Oedipus complex, in which (to put a complicated issue too simply) the little boy loves his mother and hates his father, seems more like a .
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  • Fiat goes bigger with the stylish 500L
    BALTIMORE - When Fiat recently reentered the U.S. market after a long absence, it did so with a latter-day evocation of its most iconic car, the 500.
    June 23, 2013 - The Philadelphia Inquirer

  • Kate Williams in First Post
    Biographer and historian Kate Williams said: "The evocation of both the high court and lowlife of London was spectacular...... This representation of Cromwell's inner life and the way in which we see a completely different vision of [Sir Thomas]...
  • Roger Ebert in Guardian Unlimited
    This movie is a masterful evocation of time, place, character, moral choices, immoral certainties, human nature and fate,writes Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times. "It is also, in the photography by Roger Deakins, the editing by the...
  • Tony Rayns in Advocate.com
    In a report about the Hong Kong Film Festival in 1991, film critic Tony Rayns praised Wong's film released that year, Days of Being Wild, in Sight and Sound magazine, calling it a "gorgeous evocation of Hong Kong in 1960."

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