Example sentences for: invocation

How can you use “invocation” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • An entirely innocent passage from Henry James (reprinted for us to judge for ourselves) prompts this from Sedgwick: "[The text] shows how in James a greater self-knowledge and a greater acceptance and specificity of homosexual desire transform this half-conscious enforcing rhetoric of anality, numbness, and silence into a much richer, pregnant address to James's male muse, an invocation to fisting-as-écriture."

  • The end of the Philadelphia Declaration resonates with another invocation of a higher power: “with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.”

  • "By that definition Richard the Third is a terrible, evil play," responded De Souza, knowing that no discussion of violence in art is complete without an invocation of the Bard.

  • But there is something else important to say about swearing--that it represents the invocation of those ideas a society considers powerful, awesome, and a little scary.

  • ), its blasé invocation of an all-enveloping legal regime ("We remind you that it is a federal offense to tamper with, disable, or destroy any lavatory smoke detector.


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