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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of beckon.


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  • With such a To-Be-Continued ending, it produces contradictory emotions - on one hand there was too little payoff after the slower prose associated with complex world building; on the other hand, A World Too Near beckoned from the shelf immediately.

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  • But his calling beckoned when he saw an ad to “Fulfill your dreams—be a wrestler.”


  • A woman standing at the foot of a gravel mountain beckoned with peevish urgency to her child.

    Mrs. Miniver

  • At length she stepped back, and without a word beckoned him to come inside.


  • Finally it became incessant, and the Captain beckoned to Maybee, after he had halted the column, and they rode cautiously ahead.

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  • The Captain beckoned to him to come and speak, and Bowman obeyed.

    Parables From Nature

  • [FN#114] I do not translate "beckoned" because the word would give a wrong idea.

    Arabian nights. English

  • All the water Hanna had drunk during dinner was having its effect, and nature’s call beckoned.

    Mending Places

  • Holden Hill Superintendent Barry Lewis said the attackers "beckoned" to the group to come close then fired several shots into the ground as they fled before firing at and hitting the two victims. | Top Stories

  • But when their Korean-Chinese guide "beckoned" for them to follow him across the frozen river they did, eventually reaching the North Korean riverbank, which overlooked a small village.

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