One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Appeal or refer to someone or something for confirmation or evidence of something.‘his hands extended upward as if to call the heavens to witness this injustice’
- ‘The hand position or mudra, which is most often associated with Shakyamuni Buddha, is ‘calling the earth to witness.’’
- ‘Those expressive black eyes seem to violently call the visitor to witness.’
- ‘Jesus has opened the kingdom of heaven and called his church to witness to his love.’
- ‘As such, Christians are called to witness to the faith that is in them concerning the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.’
- ‘He never called me to witness the miracle and finally informed me that he'd been instructed not to communicate with persons who were not ‘in’ the movement.’
- ‘Henry saw how the currency of his work might be delayed, and that its meaning might emerge in the way it is called to witness an age when a South Pacific nation might feel the urge to realise itself as a republic.’
- ‘The people of Israel learned a lesson about living a glorious life: God calls us to witness divine glory.’
- ‘The classical iconographic representation of the Buddha's realization shows him touching the earth with his right hand, and calling the earth to witness his attainment.’
- ‘The Bible calls us to witness to and to serve the religious other as neighbor.’
- ‘The gods of Olympus know this sort of binding oath between them, which calls the infernal rivers to witness.’
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