an urgent call to action; inspiration to act
from clarion as a signal to go to war
The clarion call of “matching” values with institutions will not do.
Let its latest much-praised British stage adaptation be a clarion call for a stint on Broadway.
Economics and diplomacy are inherently fuzzy; the clarion call to war is pure, chilling, passionate.
The National Front won its first-ever first-place finish nationally and sounded a clarion call across Europe.
“We heard of the horns in the hills ringing”—that was how the poets of Rohan evoked the clarion call to action.
Once more the clarion call of Romance rang in my ears, and I leapt to its summons.
The grave question rang like a clarion call in Marjorie's soul.
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.
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.