It is useful, as a society, to have, among its components, the perspective of a soldier, and to have his training to call upon.
I tried really hard to call upon Meggie Mac, my alter ego, the perfect, polite, and smiling daughter-of.
The editors of the National Review call upon Pope Francis to live up to his chosen name.
No matter how many experts they call upon, this is a foolish way to revise textbooks.
Today, the Republicans can call upon an array of minority senators, governors, and congressmen.
call upon him to particularize a crime, and he exclaims, Jacobinism!
And when you call upon philosophy at last to give an account of it, what does she say?
Is it when expiating the shame of a falsehood that I should call upon men to accept me as truthful?
Yet they will make the attempt; they will flutter their wings; they will call upon each other.
I call upon you, young men, to remember whose sons you are; whose inheritance you possess.
Old English ceallian "to call, shout," less common than clipian; replaced by related Old Norse kalla "to cry loudly," from Proto-Germanic *kallojanan (cf. Dutch kallen "to talk," Old High German kallon "to call"), from PIE root *gal- "to call, scream, shriek, shout" (cf. Sanskrit garhati "bewail, criticize;" Latin gallus "cock;" Old High German klaga, German Klage "complaint, grievance, lament, accusation;" Old English clacu "affront;" Old Church Slavonic glasu "voice," glagolu "word;" Welsh galw "call"). Related: Called; calling.
Meaning "to give a name to" is mid-13c. Coin-toss sense is from 1801. Meaning "to visit" (Middle English) was literally "to stand at the door and call." Telephone/telegraph sense is from 1889. To call out someone to fight (1823) corresponds to French provoqueur. To call it a day is from 1834.
early 14c., from call (v.). Sense of "a short formal visit" is from 1862.
(1.) To cry for help, hence to pray (Gen. 4:26). Thus men are said to "call upon the name of the Lord" (Acts 2:21; 7:59; 9:14; Rom. 10:12; 1 Cor. 1:2). (2.) God calls with respect to men when he designates them to some special office (Ex. 31:2; Isa. 22:20; Acts 13:2), and when he invites them to accept his offered grace (Matt. 9:13; 11:28; 22:4). In the message of the gospel his call is addressed to all men, to Jews and Gentiles alike (Matt. 28:19; Mark 16:15; Rom. 9:24, 25). But this universal call is not inseparably connected with salvation, although it leaves all to whom it comes inexcusable if they reject it (John 3:14-19; Matt. 22:14). An effectual call is something more than the outward message of the Word of God to men. It is internal, and is the result of the enlightening and sanctifying influence of the Holy Spirit (John 16:14; Acts 26: 18; John 6:44), effectually drawing men to Christ, and disposing and enabling them to receive the truth (John 6:45; Acts 16:14; Eph. 1:17).