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calls

visits by SALES REPRESENTATIVES to customers and potential customers as a means of securing SALES and maintaining customer contact. Calls provide a useful opportunity for sales persons to inform customers about the firm's product offerings and promotions. Additionally, calls may be used to obtain data about customer needs for SALES FORECASTING and NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT purposes. See CALL REPORTS, COLD CALL.
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Every day we were in the Gardens we paid a call at the nest, taking care that no cruel boy should see us, and we dropped crumbs, and soon the bird knew us as friends, and sat in the nest looking at us kindly with her shoulders hunched up.
This is simply on the ground that what Meinong calls the act in thinking is not empirically discoverable, or logically deducible from what we can observe.
In the earlier days of freedom almost every coloured man who learned to read would receive "a call to preach" within a few days after he began reading.
Hesiod in his Book about Stars tells us their names as follows: `Nymphs like the Graces (1), Phaesyle and Coronis and rich-crowned Cleeia and lovely Phaco and long-robed Eudora, whom the tribes of men upon the earth call Hyades.
So it is with all other dispositions also, unless through lapse of time a disposition has itself become inveterate and almost impossible to dislodge: in which case we should perhaps go so far as to call it a habit.
I tell you that I come from Space, or, since you will not understand what Space means, from the Land of Three Dimensions whence I but lately looked down upon your Plane which you call Space forsooth.
No, no," says he, "I mean it is a house all made of China ware, such as you call it in England, or as it is called in our country, porcelain.
In the provision they made for me, it was my good hap to be put to nurse, as they call it, to a woman who was indeed poor but had been in better circumstances, and who got a little livelihood by taking such as I was supposed to be, and keeping them with all necessaries, till they were at a certain age, in which it might be supposed they might go to service or get their own bread.
The state, I call it, where all are poison-drinkers, the good and the bad: the state, where all lose themselves, the good and the bad: the state, where the slow suicide of all--is called "life.
Having got a name for his horse so much to his taste, he was anxious to get one for himself, and he was eight days more pondering over this point, till at last he made up his mind to call himself "Don Quixote," whence, as has been already said, the authors of this veracious history have inferred that his name must have been beyond a doubt Quixada, and not Quesada as others would have it.
It will be simplest for us to call them all Celts and to divide them into two families, the Gaels and the Cymry.
Then call him many names, but never the same name twice.