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summon someone before someone or something

to request or order someone to appear before someone or a group. The president summoned the committee before her. The judge summoned Donna before the court.
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summon someone to someone or something

to order or request someone to come to someone or something. Uncle Fred summoned the waitress to him. He summoned her to our table.
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summon something up

to call forth particular qualities, such as strength, courage, wisdom, etc. She summoned her courage up and went into the room. Liz summoned up all her courage.
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pluck/screw/summon up (your/the) ˈcourage (to do something)

force yourself to be brave enough to do something: I had liked her for a long time, and eventually I plucked up the courage to ask her out.I finally screwed up my courage and went to the dentist.
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summon up

To call something forth; evoke something: I summoned up my courage and dove into the deep water. At first I couldn't remember the telephone number, but I summoned it up by concentrating very hard.
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Baaridd and Walmooh ran on to take the minor places, with Summoner fading into fourth in the seven-furlong race.
Summoner now carries the colours of Princess Haya of Jordan, Sheikh Mohammed's wife, for whom he was a first winner in the UAE.
Summoner, one of 12 lining up for the mile turf contest, has his first run in the colours of Princess Haya of Jordan, Sheikh Mohammed's wife, and is now trained by Ali Al Raihe.
HILLS' BIG-RACE VICTORIES 1,0 GUINEAS: Harayir (right) (1995), Lahan (2000), Ghanaati (2009) 2,0 GUINEAS: Haafhd (2004) OAKS: Eswarah (2005) ST LEGER: Mutafaweq (1999) ASCOT GOLD CUP: Ashal (1990) CHAMPION STAKES: Nayef (2001), Haafhd (2004) CORONATION STAKES: Ghanaati (2009)INTERNATIONAL STAKES: Nayef (2002) JULY CUP: Elnadim (1998) PRINCE OF WALES'S STAKES: Mtoto (1987), Nayef (2003) QUEEN ELIZABETH II STAKES: Maroof (1994), Summoner (2001)
The diminutive son of Ahonoora spent his entire stud career at Woodlands Stud in Newmarket and clawed his way up from an initial fee of pounds 3,0 to a high of pounds 10,0, first implemented in 2002 the year after Summoner became his first Group 1 winner in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes.
Early runs of the sketch show were peopled with strange and wonderful characters like Sir Digby Chicken Caesar, Biscuit Telekinesis Man, Angel Summoner and BMX Bandit.
There are those who are fated to stand against the tyranny of the machines - the Superstars, who can turn sound into lethal weapons, and the Conductor, also known as the Song Summoner, who can summon powerful warriors born of music.
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Ruthless vigilante groups menace their every move, and perhaps worst of all, the mysterious Summoner of the coalition has a deadly End Times drama locked in his head that he believes God has relayed to him in a series of visions.
On which sketch show would you find The Angel Summoner and The BMX Bandit?
ATV, Red Faction, Saints Row, Summoner, Titan Quest, and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.
6) Chaucer's characters are fascinating, and few more so than the two who provide the main site of the homophobic manipulations that this article describes: the Pardoner and the Summoner.
Godolphin's best hope was upstaged by his stablemate Summoner in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot last September.
Godolphin's number one hope was upstaged by his stablemate Summoner in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot last September.
Noverre has already taken his revenge, having Summoner six and a half lengths back in ninth when runner-up to Terre A Terre in the Group One Dubai Duty Free at Nad Al Sheba in March.