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."

  • All too often, he finds, they have failed to do so, preferring the invocation of Arab unity and anti-Western defiance to dealing with the political realities of the Middle East.

  • Interestingly, the papers report Primakov's invocation of FDR and the New Deal as an example of successful government intervention in an economic crisis.

  • Nobody pointed out that at Chappaquiddick, unlike Dallas and Los Angeles, the person most responsible for the tragedy was a Kennedy, whereas the victim was not--and that Ted Kennedy's invocation of the family "curse" was a clever way of papering over these differences.

  • Let's consider President Bush's nostalgic invocation of the Soviet military.


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