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Synonyms for evocation

imaginative re-creation

calling up supposed supernatural forces by spells and incantations

stimulation that calls up (draws forth) a particular class of behaviors

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Jan Gardner's shimmering evocations of places real and imagined will be on show at Plas Glyn y Weddw from tomorrow
Technically it was brilliant, dextrous fingerwork allied to resourceful bowing, whether springily bouncing or virtually eating the strings; but it lacked the necessary sweetness of tone to offset the incidental sardonic paragraphs which threaten this fairytale evocation, and Oleg's presentation was decidedly inward, communicating little to the outside world.
The prologue of Hongerwebben (Hunger Webs) is a long evocation of the life and fate of fungi that are eating away human edifices, destroying buildings, totally unaware of the harm they may be doing.
A Child's Christmas in Wales is a lyrical, minutely remembered evocation of the Christmas season, as perceived by a happy child.
Brutal and disturbing, ``Sleeper Cell: American Terror'' is a grim evocation of the enemy within.
An excellent evocation of the grief and confusion that follows great loss as understood through the mind of a young child, Abyssinia is an idiosyncratic, almost poetic novel, told as a mixture of juvenile newspaper writing, fantasy play, and narrative by an unreliable narrator.
Scott is a total genius in her evocation of this dimly historic time and place.
The cold air blew so strongly that viewers could scarcely bear to stay and contemplate this disquieting garden, as if one's mental discomfort at this evocation of intellectual repression had been made palpable--and nearly insupportable.
Powerful in its lean simplicity, gripping in its honesty, Sue Silverman's voice rivets the reader with its sensual evocation of imagery and ability to draw a reluctant audience into the painful world in which she was raised.
Denis' famed solos Kwan Yin (1919), Egypta (1910), and more, with the aid of three actors playing the young Ruth, a spirited sidekick, and a mystic, this piece promises to be a colorful evocation of everything from the Coney Island boardwalk to the Ouled Nail dancers of Algeria.
For instance, Marc Askew writing on Ban Thai is informative and gives a particularly critical review of the commodification of tradition in the so-called 'Thai Style' publications, in state-promoted evocation of Thai traditional culture and in the burgeoning commercialized nostalgia industry.
While some scenes capture this tension better than others -- especially a sequence when the two watch a hockey game -- I Shout Love is a powerful evocation of emotional distress.
His evocation of the landscape of despair and violence is informed by uncommon insight.
After discussing at length impediments which past industrial projects present to future economic development, Leboutte concludes with an evocation of the "solidarity" in industrial communities as "their most precious wealth" (555) - itself a contribution to the complicated cultural history of representations of industrial society, a subject dealt with only tangentially in the text.