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clarion call


an urgent call to action; inspiration to act

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from clarion as a signal to go to war's 21st Century Lexicon
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  • Once more the clarion call of Romance rang in my ears, and I leapt to its summons.

    The Trail of '98 Robert W. Service
  • The grave question rang like a clarion call in Marjorie's soul.

    Marjorie Dean Pauline Lester
  • The editor who sounded this clarion call was a coadjutor of Burr.

  • Miss Smith's verse rings as clear and true as a clarion call.

    A Man of Two Countries Alice Harriman
  • He was not ready to settle down yet by any manner of means and he pricked up his ears at the clarion call of the West.

    The Pocahontas-John Smith Story Pocahontas Wight Edmunds

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