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beckon
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War and Peace
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  • Anna Mikhaylovna stepped forward and, stooping over the dying man, beckoned to Lorrain from behind her back.
  • In the middle of a figure he beckoned to Rostov who was passing: "This is not at all the thing," he said.
  • He beckoned to one of his white adjutants and asked some question—"Most likely he is asking at what o’clock they started," thought Prince Andrew, watching his old acquaintance with a smile he could not repress as he recalled his reception at Brunn.
  • He spoke a few words to some of the generals, and, recognizing the former commander of Rostov’s division, smiled and beckoned to him.
  • Then, evidently remembering what he wanted, he beckoned to Andrew Kaysarov, his adjutant’s brother.
  • When the service was over the governor’s wife beckoned him to her.
  • On reaching a large oak tree that had not yet shed its leaves, he stopped and beckoned mysteriously to them with his hand.
  • One of his suite beckoned to the soldiers carrying the standards to advance and surround the commander in chief with them.
  • She made no reply, but to avoid obeying Sonya beckoned to Andrew to follow her quietly and went to the door.
  • When the second act was over Countess Bezukhova rose, turned to the Rostovs’ box—her whole bosom completely exposed—beckoned the old count with a gloved finger, and paying no attention to those who had entered her box began talking to him with an amiable smile.

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  • I should be studying, but television beckons me.
  • The police officer beckoned me to come over.

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