Johnson could not summon a single word when he saw that Wilson had drawn his gun.
Season 4, which Simon had to summon his most passionate powers of persuasion to even get made, did one better.
Laura Bush did not summon us to greatness any more than her husband did.
c.1200, from Anglo-French, Old French sumundre "summon," from Vulgar Latin *summundre "to call, cite," from Latin summonere "hint to," from sub "under" + monere "warn, advise" (see monitor (n.)). Summons "authoritative call to be at a certain place for a certain purpose" is late 13c., from Old French sumunse, noun use of fem. past participle of somondre. Summoner "petty officer who cites persons to appear in court" is from early 14c.; contracted form sumner is from mid-14c.