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  • You have been in the habit now of reading to your father, and those people I found you among, I dare say?’ said Mr. Gradgrind, beckoning her nearer to him before he said so, and dropping his voice.
  • At last, however, little fair-haired Josephine made her curtsey amid great applause; and the Clown, left alone in the ring, had just warmed himself, and said, ’Now I’ll have a turn!’ when Sissy was touched on the shoulder, and beckoned out.

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

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