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  • I should be studying, but television beckons me.
  • The police officer beckoned me to come over.
  • Two nights after the dawning of Peter’s idea he beckoned the girls mysteriously at the twilight hour.
    Edith Nesbit  --  The Railway Children
  • At that moment, the dungeon door opened, and Snape beckoned them all inside.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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  • Riff steps forward and beckons to his girl, Velma.
    Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim  --  Westside Story
  • She beckoned to a waitress and asked for more coffee.
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • I looked back over my shoulder, and there was Joe and Ned on the other bank beckoning for me to come back to them.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
  • She grinned and beckoned me over the wall when she saw me standing there.
    David Almond  --  Skellig
  • The two women step out, beckoning to the girls to follow them.
    Joy Kogawa  --  Obasan
  • ’Ssshh!’ whispered Grandpa Joe, and he beckoned Charlie to come closer.
    Roald Dahl  --  Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

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  • the soup ladle was walking up the table towards Alice’s chair, and beckoning to her impatiently to get out of its way.
    Lewis Carroll  --  Through the Looking-Glass
  • When Christina catches my eye, she beckons to me, smiling, so my mother and I cross the Pit floor.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • The cook with his carroty head is begging us to eat; he beckons with his ladle to every one that passes, and spoons him out a great dollop.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • The shelling has ceased, I turn towards the crater and beckoning to the others.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • She smiles and beckons toward the Dauntless-born initiates.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • He beckons me to bend down.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Instead, he beckons me to follow him to a weed-choked backstreet nearby.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • "Ger-a agh-agh allowee," she mumbled, beckoning me in and brushing aside the thick cobwebs that drooped from the ceiling.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • Aris opens a door and beckons for Thomas to follow him.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • From halfway across the Graveyard, Cleaver sees the smoke rising in the distance, beckoning him.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • They were beckoning to her.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • Some holes are simply unplayable—the grass rolled up like carpeting, the farmhouse with its beckoning mousehole collapsed in on itself.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • The barn was nothing but a shadow, and the farmhouse, with its lights beckoning in the windows, resembled a glowing jack-o’-lantern.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • "Hey," I said, beckoning him over.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One
  • She made a beckoning gesture.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • Like it’s the most normal thing in the world for me to be at her concert and for her to have beckoned me into her sanctum.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • I started toward a door that led into the house, beckoning the others after me—then tripped over something.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • When my Miss Finnegan would finally appear and beckon, I would trail her to her office, where we would sit awkwardly for a few minutes.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Ralph was on his third Sunkist Orange when he stopped his stream of confessions, leaned forward, and beckoned us closer.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Her voice was a beckoning.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • It was hard to see and I called her name and she cooed, and what I could make out finally was that she was beckoning me, darkly, taunting me with the vile display of her carnality.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • My mother waves at me again, beckoning me toward freedom.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • "Come here, Glass," he said, beckoning her over.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • His mouth stuffed full, he beckoned for Sticky to follow him.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • This time it was a subtle promise, a tantalizing hint of beauty still withheld, a beckoning to her spirit to follow she knew not where.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • She beckoned with her fork to the woods.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • In the distance a beautiful island covered with palm trees and flowers beckoned invitingly from the sparkling water.
    Norton Juster  --  The Phantom Tollbooth
  • Beside them stood four white men and as we came down the trail, one of the men beckoned us to walk faster.
    Scott O’Dell  --  Island of the Blue Dolphins
  • I could see my book sort of beckoning to me, saying, "Come and read me, come and read me, you know you want to."
    Louise Rennison  --  Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging
  • I smiled at him, and looked pleasantly, and beckoned to him to come still nearer.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Sign of the Beaver
  • As we crossed the school lawn, Stacey beckoned Christopher-John, Little Man, and me aside.
    Mildred D. Taylor  --  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • Charles Wallace walked through it, beckoned to Meg and Calvin, and they followed.
    Madeleine L’Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • A throbbing whisper, "Pur-ple, pur-ple" (or was it "Tur-tle, Tur-tle"—whatever it was, it was scary), had beckoned her to the master bedroom on the second floor, and Maybe it was a dream.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • I repeat it aloud, saying it to the world, which includes her: "A world lost, a world unsuspected beckons to new places and no whiteness (lost) is so white as the memory of whiteness."
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • A giant sign at its edge beckons them to stop and rest like gazelles at a watering hole.
    Katherine Applegate  --  The One and Only Ivan
  • A THIN, SCOWLING MATRON in a white bonnet beckons with a bony finger.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • "Lizzie," said Lina, beckoning toward the table in the corner of her room.
    Jeanne DuPrau  --  The City of Ember
  • She beckoned me to the door with her finger.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • It was several weeks later that Betsie opened the door from the hallway and beckoned to Father and me.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • I take a step back, my warm bed beckoning, when I think of something to say.
    An Na  --  A Step from Heaven
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