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
Puigdemont reportedly sought a promise by Rajoy that the Spanish senate would not approve the invocation of Article 155 of the 1978 Spanish constitution, which would allow the central government to seize control in Catalonia.
To take the easy part first, Kaepernick’s invocation of Trump is just an atmospheric.
Leonhardt’s rendering of the civil-rights movement, for instance, implies a kind of direct and seamless chain of events, from the March on Washington’s invocation of American ideals, to growing white support, to the passage of the Civil Rights Act.
Ghost Trees will kick off each evening with a short jazz set and an invocation.
But Sessions’s language is a throwback to the invocations of unconstitutionality that Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan used to try to derail the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
That future man of letters will observe that the Declaration’s invocations of liberty and its pretensions of universalism were merely Whig propaganda against a King.
Consultants said Friday that Strange’s relentless invocation of Trump has meant Strange has disappeared as a person.
The broadcast began with Stevie Wonder offering an invocation that gradually moved from unifying to confrontational.
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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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