not called for

idiom

: not appropriate
His rude behavior was not called for.

Examples of not called for in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations withdrew its support of the city’s annual Ramadan dinner because Mayor John Whitmire, the event’s keynote speaker, had not called for a cease-fire in Gaza. John Bacon, USA TODAY, 7 Apr. 2024 Schiff has not called for a permanent cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war. Laura J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times, 6 Mar. 2024 The party has criticized Israel’s conduct of the war and the toll on Palestinian civilians but has not called for an immediate cease-fire. Danielle Wallace, Fox News, 13 Feb. 2024 But the group has not called for Kornbluth’s resignation. Breccan F. Thies, Washington Examiner, 9 Jan. 2024 Noting that President Biden has not called for a cease-fire, Rubio laid serious accusations against the employees. Joe Davidson, Washington Post, 7 Dec. 2023 They were not called for a penalty through three quarters and into part of the fourth. Kirk Kenney, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Nov. 2023 Goldbeck has not called for replacing homes with high rises. Michael Smolens, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Aug. 2023 Virginia State Police were not called for three and a half hours after Otieno's death, the commonwealth's attorney has said. Beatrice Peterson, ABC News, 26 Apr. 2023

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“Not called for.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/not%20called%20for. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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