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beckon
used in Lord of the Flies

3 uses
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Definition
to call — typically to ask or tell someone to come nearer by using a hand gesture or a nod of the head
  • He was eager, impatient, beckoning, so that Roger went to him.
    p. 62.9
beckoning = called (to come by using a hand gesture or a nod)
  • They saw that straight away; saw what they had really known down on the beach when the smoke of home had beckoned.
    p. 68.0
  • beckoned = called (figuratively, by leading to a desired goal)
  • Certainly one was to send up a beckoning column of smoke; but the other was to be a hearth now and a comfort until they slept.
    p. 162.2
beckoning = signaling (to come) (in this case, the smoke is a signal requesting help to any passing ship)
There are no more uses of "beckon" in Lord of the Flies.

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