[kɔ:ld] or [kɔld]
(imp. & p. p.) of Call
Edited by Laurence
Synonyms and Antonyms
SYN:Named, designated, denominated, Determined
ANT:Unnamed, undesignated, misnamed, misdesignated
Unserious Contents or Definition
To hear your name called in a dream by strange voices, denotes that your business will fall into a precarious state, and that strangers may lend you assistance, or you may fail to meet your obligations. To hear the voice of a friend or relative, denotes the desperate illness of some one of them, and may be death; in the latter case you may be called upon to stand as guardian over some one, in governing whom you should use much discretion. Lovers hearing the voice of their affianced should heed the warning. If they have been negligent in attention they should make amends. Otherwise they may suffer separation from misunderstanding. To hear the voice of the dead may be a warning of your own serious illness or some business worry from bad judgment may ensue. The voice is an echo thrown back from the future on the subjective mind, taking the sound of your ancestor's voice from coming in contact with that part of your ancestor which remains with you. A certain portion of mind matter remains the same in lines of family descent.
- I have called it insuperable, and I speak advisedly. Charlotte Bronte. Jane Eyre.
- When the iron parts with its carbon it loses its fluidity and becomes plastic and coherent, and is formed into balls called _blooms_. Edward W. Byrn. The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century.
- I am coming, he called back; ?I am coming as fast as I can! Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- It is called the Indo-European or ARYAN family. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- Their headquarters lay in the southwest corner of this district, near the crossing of two of the so-called Martian canals. Edgar Rice Burroughs. A Princess of Mars.
- The red ball is dyed after seasoning, and at the time of final turning called finishing. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
- She called to me faintly, and pointed to a little phial in her work-box. Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- Somewhat as a house is composed of a group of bricks, or a sand heap of grains of sand, the human body is composed of small divisions called cells. Bertha M. Clark. General Science.
- A hob was the flat part of the open hearth where water and spirits were warmed; and the small table, at which people sat when so engaged, was called a nob. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
- Thus it appears, that the principle, which opposes our passion, cannot be the same with reason, and is only called so in an improper sense. David Hume. A Treatise of Human Nature.
- A people called the Cimmerians appear in the districts of Lake Urumiya and Van, and shortly after Aryans have spread from Armenia to Elam. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- I have called this misplaced rationality a piece of learned folly, because it shows itself most dangerously among those thinkers about politics who are divorced from action. Walter Lippmann. A Preface to Politics.
- A Greek girl, called Helena, who lives in the Island of Fantasy. Fergus Hume. The Island of Fantasy.
- There he called up Pittsburg and asked for their best operator. Rupert S. Holland. Historic Inventions.
- There he did very well, but something went wrong (as it always does to a nomad), so he went to the Transvaal, and ran a panorama called 'Paradise Lost' in the Kaffir kraals. Frank Lewis Dyer. Edison, His Life and Inventions.
- As I was descending the grand staircase in a very ill-humour, a well-known voice, from a little dark passage, called me by my name. Harriette Wilson. The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson.
- Who told you I was called Carl David? Charlotte Bronte. Villette.
- Edith Baxter was within thirty yards of the stables, when a man appeared out of the darkness and called to her to stop. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.
- Watt and his contemporaries regarded heat as a material substance called Phlogiston. William Henry Doolittle. Inventions in the Century.
- I don't defend poor Stanislas, though he has always called me his best friend. Edith Wharton. The Age of Innocence.
- I called them and left word to tell him you were here. Ernest Hemingway. A Farewell To Arms.
- If,' said Mr. Stiggins--'if there is any one of them less odious than another, it is the liquor called rum. Charles Dickens. The Pickwick Papers.
- How a living animal obtains its quantity of this fluid, called fire, is a curious question. Benjamin Franklin. Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin.
- Substances which, like an air gap, interfere with the flow of electricity are called non-conductors, or, more commonly, insulators. Bertha M. Clark. General Science.
- During the Tudor and Stuart reigns a fashionable gift at christenings was the apostle, so called because at the end of the handle was the figure of an apostle. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
- At length, however, a window opened, and a female voice called to him,-- Eh, bien! Charlotte Bronte. Shirley.
- He called me by name and he knew Jane, for he asked for her. Edgar Rice Burroughs. Tarzan of the Apes.
- How Tom, genius-like, struck out new paths, and, relinquishing the old names of the letters, called U _bell_ and P _bottle_. Benjamin Franklin. Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin.
- And yet molecules are made up of even smaller particles, called atoms. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
- One was called the Ars Memorandi, or Art of Remembering, and the other the Ars Moriendi, or Art of Knowing How to Die. Rupert S. Holland. Historic Inventions.