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.
Two-and-half years into his presidency, he had found his best voice and was about to summon it again on this evening.
He needs to settle on a theme, summon some dynamism to hammer it home, and do it fast.
They had scarcely reached the Palace when she bade Acerronia to summon Halotus to her presence as secretly as possible.
She tried to summon the words to her lips and have them ready.
The failure of the Council of Pisa made it necessary to summon another congress of Christendom.
There was time for no more, and Saunders proceeded to summon the delinquent.
Every morning the driver blew the horn or rang the plantation bell to summon slaves to their work.
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.