Usage examples for invocation

  1. Upon a little rock she stood, To make her invocation: She marked not that the rain- swoll'n flood Was islanding her station. – Maid Marian by Thomas Love Peacock
  2. She had read her Bible every day, she said, and had found nothing there of the pope or purgatory, masses, invocation of saints, or the absolution of sins except through the blood of the blessed Redeemer. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  3. It is easy to understand, after this, the invocation that Kawelo made to Pueo when he found himself in combat with the terrible Uhumakaikai. – Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands by Charles Nordhoff
  4. The Invocation is the name given also to the third paragraph of the Prayer of Consecration in the Communion Office, in which the Merciful Father is invoked that He may " vouchsafe to bless and sanctify with Thy Word and Holy Spirit, these Thy gifts and creatures of bread and wine, that we, receiving them according to Thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ's holy institution, in remembrance of His Death and Passion, may be partakers of His most blessed Body and Blood." – The American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia by William James Miller
  5. The invocation that no patrins shall mark the road of a Romany is to make him an outcast, and for the Ry of Rys to utter the curse is sentence of death upon a Romany, for thenceforward every hand of his race is against him, free to do him harm. – The World For Sale, Volume 2. by Gilbert Parker
  6. It is not an occasional invocation of the name, or a transient recognition of the authority of Christ, that fills up the measure of the terms, believing in Jesus. – A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians, in the Middle and Higher Classes in this Country, Contrasted with Real Christianity. by William Wilberforce
  7. " It is the spirit that quickeneth," this Invocation seems to say; " the flesh profiteth nothing." – A Short History of the Book of Common Prayer by William Reed Huntington
  8. Then the priestess, standing above him, began reciting what Tarzan took to be an invocation, the while she slowly raised her thin, sharp knife aloft. – The Return of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  9. It was said in a manner that stirred the circle, and unanimous laughter seemed already to have crowned her invocation, lately uttered, to the social spirit. – The Awkward Age by Henry James
  10. The eyes of Wallace glanced on the young Edwin, who stood gazing on Kirkpatrick, and turning on the knight with a powerful look of apprehension-" Check that prayer," cried he; " remember my brave companion, what the Saviour of mankind was; and then think, whether he, who offered life to all the world, will listen to so damning an invocation. – The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter
  11. Montgomery, Pastor of Fowler Methodist Episcopal Church, Minneapolis, will now offer an invocation. –  by
  12. The sudden plunging of strong young paws into her body and a series of sharp barks and growls awakened her with a start, and, for a second, still dazed by the drowsy invocation of the bumble- bee, she saw approaching her the gallant fellow who had been pierced through the heart by a Soudanese spear in eighteen eighty- five. – The Fortunate Youth by William J. Locke
  13. But even if this usage be supposed to be right, there is still some difference between these words and the interjection O: if there were not, we might dispense with the latter, and substitute one of the former; but this would certainly change the import of many an invocation. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  14. And, instead of the grand invocation into which she ought rapidly to have burst, the regal Siren, retransformed into the trembling girl, stood pale and mute before the stern, cold array of those countless eyes. – Zanoni by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  15. It is, however, idle to deny that the cult of evil has always existed; the invocation of the powers of darkness was practised in the earliest days of the human race and, after the Christian era, found its expression, as we have seen, in the Cainites, the Euchites, and the Luciferians. – Secret Societies And Subversive Movements by Nesta H. Webster
  16. The arresting and solemn invocation had always had for Craven a peculiar fascination, and as the last lingering notes died away it was not purely from a motive of expediency that he followed the common impulse and knelt among the prostrate Arabs. – The Shadow of the East by E. M. Hull
  17. He turned icy cold as he stood still, rooted to the spot, and he uttered aloud one strong and solemn ejaculation, more an invocation than an oath, as though he called on heaven to witness the misery he looked upon. – A Tale of a Lonely Parish by F. Marion Crawford
  18. To the listener it was perfectly clear that this was an invocation of spirits, and her knees trembled under her, and her teeth chattered so audibly that she feared he must hear her. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  19. The Baroness, who should have been greeted on her return to the stage with the pleasing invocation, " Oh, Clytemnestra, radiant as the dawn," heard instead the imperious voice of Lady Thistledale ordering her carriage, and something like a storm of open discord going on at the back of the room. – The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki