Examples of invocation in a Sentence
his repeated invocations of the ancient philosophers
justifying his position by invocation of the past
The poem begins with an invocation of the Muses.
They began the meeting with an invocation.
Recent Examples of invocation from the Web
Ruth McPhail-Ubaldo, Director of Fort Bend Hope, gave the invocation.
At the city hall ceremony, the Rev. Mitchell Lee of Grace Community Church led the invocation, followed by the presentation of colors by the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department Honor Guard.
According to several scholars of American history, the invocation of a president’s name as a jaw-jutting declaration of exclusion, rather than inclusion, appears to be unprecedented.
Oneco Church lay ministers David Dunham and Cathy McNeill gave the invocation.
Two minutes into Sunday's invocation, after blessing the sunshine and recent snowfall and its swift melting, the pastor turned to the political contest that has riveted the nation's attention on the Deep South.
Following the start of the service, an Air Force chaplain will read the invocation and there will be special remembrance songs performed.
Two minutes into Sunday’s invocation, after blessing the sunshine and recent snowfall and its swift melting, the pastor turned to the political contest that has riveted the nation’s attention on the Deep South.
If there were, of course, Junior would have learned that this invocation of attorney-client privilege has as much legal weight as a recitation of the Kars 4 Kids jingle.
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Origin and Etymology of invocation
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsabracadabra, bewitchment, charm, conjuration, enchantment, glamour (also glamor), hex, incantation, spell, whammy
Related Wordscantrip [chiefly Scottish], curse, jinx; bewitchery, conjuring, magic, mojo, necromancy, sorcery, voodoo, voodooism, witchcraft, witchery, wizardry; amulet, charm, fetish (also fetich), phylactery, talisman
INVOCATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of invocation for English Language Learners
: the act of mentioning or referring to someone or something in support of your ideas : the act of invoking something
: the act of asking for help or support especially from a god
: a prayer for blessing or guidance at the beginning of a service, ceremony, etc.
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