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Word: evoke

Definition: call forth (memory or feeling); Ex. That old film evoked memories of my childhood; N. evocation


Sentences Containing 'evoke'

"Hylaea" was the ancient Greek name for the Kherson region where the Burliuks owned an estate, and the name was intended to evoke a 'poetic suggestion... of a trend in art and literature look back to prehistory in order to build the future.'
"Studioli" entirely inlaid in intarsia for the ducal palaces of Urbino (in situ) and Gubbio (remounted at the Metropolitan Museum of Art) with simulated shelves and built-in cabinets filled with books, scientific instruments and examples of geometric solids, all rendered in striking "trompe-l'oeil" evoke the character of the pursuits of the cabinet.
And all of us have like wonders hidden in our breasts, only needing circumstances to evoke them.
Arguably, "vitkuttaa" can also evoke associations of oscillation, "shaking back and forth", in native speakers of Finnish.
Conversely, lower levels of crisis responsibility can evoke feelings of sympathy.
Dan Aykroyd, the voice actor of Yogi Bear, stated that he is trying to evoke the influences that shaped the original Yogi Bear's voice.
Despite the fact that it does evoke a grand mal seizure marked by a stereotyped succession of events.
Each designed to be seen from a different point of view and at different times of day to achieve an emotional effect. Some scenes should evoke solitude, others the pleasures of bucolic life, others the ideals of harmony and innocence.
Genies appear as humanoids with bodies that have external physical characteristics that evoke their elemental nature, though some varieties are capable of shape-shifting into another form.
He hypothesized that to evoke a certain taste, a molecule must contain some structural motif (called a "sapophore") that produces that taste.
Her art is figurative, with lines and colors used to evoke tranquility.
Her color is chosen to evoke either the emotional content of the work or to self-consciously show and contradict the trope at hand.
His philosophy centres on an expression referred to by Charles Knevitt as "a valid, contemporary regionalism", preferring a process of evolution as opposed to revolution, “a new leaf as opposed to a new tree”, believing that architecture should be appropriate to both place and time and that it should evoke the spirit of the place.
Indeed, Horseheads takes pride to enshrine in monumental devotion to proclaim “Horseheads is the first and only town and village in the U.S. dedicated to the service of the American military horse.” Today, this twenty-eight square mile memorial to the American military horse has no single-town and village range, but stands to evoke in any American a deep feeling for the part played by the HORSE in all of America’s military expeditions.
Jules Chevalier, the founder of the Chevalier Family, had a vision of a new world emerging and he wanted to make known the Gospel message of God's love and care for all men and women and to evoke a response in every human heart.
Large scale works include pieces entitled "Red Shift" (1967–84), a three-room exploration of an entirely red environment; "Through" (1983-9), a labyrinthine structure which invites the visitor to walk across plates of broken glass; and "Babel" (2001), which is a tower of radios, each just audible and tuned to a different station to evoke resonances of the Tower of Babel in the Bible.
Leading up to the launch of Boyfriend, Walsh released 8 webimercials written and directed by the actress herself, relaying the sentiments the Boyfriend scent was developed to evoke.
Many reviews for the game stated that there was no music in "Limbo", but Andersen countered that his sound arrangements helped to evoke emotions; the acousmatic music was intended to leave room for interpretation by the player in the same manner as the game's art and story.
Matisse was also one of the first 20th-century artists to make color the central element of the painting, chosen to evoke emotions.
Medusa's head was also depicted to evoke horror by making the detached head the main subject (as demonstrated by the 1597 painting "Medusa" by Baroque originator Caravaggio).
Of the several viruses in the Coxsackie family, many of them seem to evoke this response, as do several other agents.
Or, to the unread, unsophisticated Protestant of the Middle American States, why does the passing mention of a White Friar or a White Nun, evoke such an eyeless statue in the soul?
Others, like Abstract Expressionism, use outer-worldly figures and colors to evoke an emotional response.
Recalling this gag which made the whole of Belgium laugh on 9 November 1943 never fails to evoke a smile.
Since lipids and nucleic acids are non-immunogenic haptens, they require conjugation with an epitope such as a protein or polysaccharide before they can evoke an immunologic response.
SpiderCloud Wireless was founded in November 2006 as Evoke Networks by Peter Wexler, Allan Baw, and Mark Gallagher in downtown Palo Alto.
Tessai tended towards use of rich colors to portray scenes of people in landscapes, with a composition intended to evoke or illustrate a historical or literary episode.
Textbooks for schoolchildren tried to evoke contempt for believers; pilgrims were depicted as morons, repulsive-looking alcoholics, syphilitics, plain cheaters and money-grubbing clergy.
The deer who flees would be "the symbol of the woman's essence", and the bunch of thistles would evoke "the desire to provoke unconditional love with the other person".
The name was apparently chosen for propaganda reasons to raise the threat of the Ba'ath Party's return to power and to evoke the Palestinian struggle against Israel.
The pattern of the glass ceiling is meant to evoke the railroad, at that time the symbol of modernity.
The personal focus is welcome, but the book is a little too compressed and rushed to evoke exactly the emotional response that it desires."
The second group of 6 are arranged within diagonal grids, that evoke both the cubist paintings of Picasso and Braque, and the moulds that are used to make reinforced concrete.
The secular power may "Evoke", or remove from the concent, members of the avout, when needed to address pressing scientific ("theorical") issues facing Sæculars.
The stores were redesigned to evoke 19th century England.
The technique lends itself to glissandi (swoops up or down to a note); in addition it has the ability to evoke sounds of the human voice or natural noises.
There are also recurrent echoes of the semi-mythic past that Basque nationalism has reconstructed for the Basque country: video clips of Jota's group "Las moscas" ("The Flies") are reminiscent of the Basque country's supposed pre-Indo-European stone age ancestry; settings including the forest, lake and zoo evoke mythology or ruralised narratives of Basque history.
This pattern may have been meant to evoke the mythological waters of chaos.
William A. Engeman developed the area as a resort in 1868; it was named by Henry C. Murphy and a group of businessmen in an 1878 contest to evoke the resort of Brighton, England.

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