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beckon
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David Copperfield
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  • ’Come here, sir!’ said Mr. Creakle, beckoning to me.
  • The counting-house clock was at half past twelve, and there was general preparation for going to dinner, when Mr. Quinion tapped at the counting-house window, and beckoned to me to go in.
  • I’ll tell you what,’ he added, in a lower tone, ’I shouldn’t wish it to be mentioned, but it’s a —’ here he beckoned to me, and put his lips close to my ear — ’it’s a mad world.
  • I think so, because she beckoned to me to climb up, with quite a new and motherly expression in her face, and put her arm round my neck, and gave me just such a kiss as she might have given to her own boy.
  • The door opened then, and Peggotty appeared, beckoning to Ham to come in.
  • ’David Copperfield,’ said Miss Murdstone, beckoning me aside into a window.
  • He and Tiffey were closeted together for some few moments, and then Tiffey looked out at the door and beckoned me in.
  • It was bending eagerly towards me, and beckoning.
  • Entering at the open door of one of these, and releasing my arm, she beckoned me to follow her up the common staircase, which was like a tributary channel to the street.

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

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