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call

1. verb To challenge or confront someone. If your intern keeps coming in late, you need to call her.
2. noun A prediction or guess. Whew, look at all that traffic over there! Not taking the highway sure was a good call.
3. noun The initial effects of a drug. No, I got the call on that right away—I feel great!

call

1. n. a decision; a prediction. The market behaved just as you said it would. Good call.
2. tv. to challenge someone. I called him, but he ignored me.
3. n. the early effects of a drug; the beginning of a rush; a rush. (Drugs.) You may not get the call on this stuff for twenty minutes or more.

call

in/into question
To raise doubts about.
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References in classic literature ?
Thus such conditions are called affections, not qualities.
Those, however, which arise from causes easily rendered ineffective are called affections, not qualities.
Nevertheless, there was a very disagreeable incident one day when some forward girls challenged David's team, and a disturbing creature called Angela Clare sent down so many yorkers that--However, instead of telling you the result of that regrettable match I shall pass on hurriedly to the Round Pond, which is the wheel that keeps all the Gardens going.
For the sweetest craft that slips her moorings in the Round Pond is what is called a stick-boat, because she is rather like a stick until she is in the water and you are holding the string.
For the moment, I am merely concerned to note that perception of objects is one of the most obvious examples of what is called "consciousness.
From memory it is an easy step to what are called "ideas"--not in the Platonic sense, but in that of Locke, Berkeley and Hume, in which they are opposed to "impressions.
The only stand any of them made was on our right, where three of them stood, and, by signs, called the rest to come back to them, having a kind of scimitar in their hands, and their bows hanging to their backs.
I asked our guides whose dominion this was in, and they told me this was a kind of border that might be called no man's land, being a part of Great Karakathy, or Grand Tartary: that, however, it was all reckoned as belonging to China, but that there was no care taken here to preserve it from the inroads of thieves, and therefore it was reckoned the worst desert in the whole march, though we were to go over some much larger.
On reaching the second chain, called the Bighorn Mountains, where the river forced its impetuous way through a precipitous defile, with cascades and rapids, the travellers were obliged to leave its banks, and traverse the mountains by a rugged and frightful route, emphatically called the "Bad Pass.
The word miss was a language that had hardly been heard of in our school, and I wondered what sad name it was she called me.
Mayoress was gone, her two daughters came in, and they called for the gentlewoman too, and they talked a long while to me, and I answered them in my innocent way; but always, if they asked me whether I resolved to be a gentlewoman, I answered Yes.
In the book we are told how this story had been written down long, long ago in a book called the Great Book Written on Skins.
My dear," Harley said to Villa at the conclusion of one such singing, "it's fortunate for him that you are not an animal trainer, or, rather, I suppose, it would be better called 'trained animal show-woman'; for you'd be topping the bill in all the music-halls and vaudeville houses of the world.
My lady to be called a nasty Scotch wh--re by such a varlet