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suh muhnz

  • n  a request to be present
  • n  an order to appear in person at a given place and time
  • n  a writ issued by authority of law; usually compels the defendant's attendance in a civil suit; failure to appear results in a default judgment against the defendant
  • v  call in an official matter, such as to attend court
  • v  call in an official matter, such as to attend court
  • v  ask to come
  • v  gather or bring together
  • v  make ready for action or use

  • Blood Meridian summons up shadows of Dante and Melville, and demands of every reader that they reexamine why and how they cling to morality in a fallen world.
  • It was a journey into man's future, a hopeful but urgent summons, in Poet Archibald MacLeish's words, "to see ourselves as riders on the earth together, brothers on that bright .
  • It had to do with Justine herself, who always summons the strength to get away, always summons the resilience to question her fate and argue with the men when they justify .
News & Articles

  • This day in 1913: June 16
    Monday, June 16, 1913. Mayor Burns summons two Troy policemen to City Hall this morning to hear their side of the story after a Lansingburgh woman accuses them of using excessive force to arrest her son last week.
    June 16, 2013 - The Troy Record
  • Right-to-life protest leads to charges
    Following a complaint by Dr. Mark Rood, a family physician in South Russell, Geauga County prosecutors are expected to issue a summons for Newbury resident Ken Parker.
    June 14, 2013 - News Channel 5 Cleveland
  • 'Buddy' theater review: Rave on about the music, but the story lacks insight
    Just as hearing the music of Buddy Holly summons up the early days of rock 'n' roll, so does "Buddy" take you back to the genesis of the jukebox musical, when taking established hit songs and building a story around them was a new theatrical concept.
    June 13, 2013 - Pioneer Press

  • Pope Benedict XVI in Reuters India
    ...his sermon, Benedict said the worldwide community of Catholic priests, numbering more than 400,000, should see the sexual abuse scandal and its repercussions as "a summons to purification" for themselves and for the entire Church.
  • Nick Freeman in Scotsman
    Speaking outside court, Mr Freeman said: "The summons was fatally flawed. They [Alfa Romeo] did not have any information as to who the driver was. They only had information as to who the car was loaned to. The form wasn't completed correctly."
  • William Hague in BBC News
    Let it ring out from our conference today: the Conservative Party is ready, it is hungry for victory and if Gordon Brown ever summons up the courage to call an election we are going to beat him,said Mr Hague.

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