He telephoned me to ask if I would help having done an explosives course in the army very recently.
En route, Martin telephoned a female friend, who will testify how she heard him say to Zimmerman, “Why are you following me?”
She says in her statement that Armstrong telephoned her husband.
I was so taken aback by the claim that I telephoned Sheikh to ask whether it was true.
Nearly 18 hours later, Haridi telephoned a colleague to say he and Badry were in police custody.
We telephoned Dr. Brawne, but he was away on a business trip somewhere and could not be located!
As soon as you telephoned this morning I sent my men out separately to get them.
I had telephoned him of my coming, and in a day or two he came to my hotel.
At 9.30 I telephoned in, and found that he had gone to some other duty and forgotten me!
During the entire time they never once let me forget that I got up the dinner, that I telephoned around for them.
1835, "apparatus for signaling by musical notes" (devised by Sudré in 1828), from French téléphone (c.1830), from télé- "far" (see tele-) + phone "sound" (see fame (n.)). Also used of other apparatus early 19c., including "instrument similar to a foghorn for signaling from ship to ship" (1844). The electrical communication tool was first described in modern form by P.Reis (1861); developed by Bell, and so called by him from 1876.
1878, from telephone (n.). Related: Telephoned; telephoning.