Origin of evocation
Examples from the Web for evocation
Top U.S. officials contribute with their daily evocation of saintly principles that the United States itself has often defied.
The best thing about it is its evocation of civilian life in the 1940s, both in the U.S. and Australia.
For all the evocation of history, it is important to note that the groups sponsoring these rallies are newly created.
And an embellished event can be closer to the truth than factual precision, if its evocation is infused with intuitive wisdom.
The power of that evocation is so strong that it carries the poet along with it.Musicians of To-Day|Romain Rolland
Every movement of thought implies an evocation of the opposing passion of these two emotions.The Complex Vision|John Cowper Powys
Gabriel felt humiliated by the failure of his irony and by the evocation of this figure from the dead, a boy in the gasworks.Dubliners|James Joyce
The fascination of horror that had held the girl broke before that evocation of the final doom.The Messenger|Elizabeth Robins
So this was the ending of the whole day; this evocation of a fair girl, with a somewhat long face and eyes of blue.Abbe Mouret's Transgression|Emile Zola
British Dictionary definitions for evocation
Word Origin for evocation
Word Origin and History for evocation
Evocation was used of the Roman custom of petitioning the gods of an enemy city to abandon it and come to Rome; it also was used to translate the Platonic Greek anamnesis "a calling up of knowledge acquired in a previous state of existence."