And yet, the more I watch Princesses, the more I think that such outrage is uncalled for.
Some later claimed that a cop shook a can of mace, an uncalled for act of aggravation, one man said.
“I was shocked and I believe that it was uncalled for,” Cao said of the protests.
"Mr. Cherry's comments, which were made in front of cast and crew, were demeaning and uncalled for," Sheridan said.
The hot vegetables are uncalled for, provided the raw vegetables are substituted for them.
"Your derisive attitude is uncalled for, Retief," Magnan said sharply.
Yes, and it appeared to be a brutal and uncalled for assault.
It is vulgar, my dear fellow, and uncalled for; and it is so unlike you that I am astonished.
There were some who pitied me too, but their pity was uncalled for.
And Steve Brown says to me, 'I should say they were uncalled for, entirely uncalled for.'
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).