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beckon
used in A Tale of Two Cities

6 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
  • The gentleman then beckoned to the young lady, and they, too, went out.
    1.5 — The Wine-shop (62% in)
  • He looked back over his shoulder, and beckoned them to enter.
    1.5 — The Wine-shop (92% in)
  • Rendered in a manner desperate, by her state and by the beckoning of their conductor, he drew over his neck the arm that shook upon his shoulder, lifted her a little, and hurried her into the room.
    1.5 — The Wine-shop (94% in)
  • Mr. Lorry, who had gone out when the young lady and her father went out, now reappeared, and beckoned to Jerry: who, in the slackened interest, could easily get near him.
    2.3 — A Disappointment (89% in)
  • But, it beckoned him back in his sleep, and showed itself in shining forms.
    3.13 — Fifty-two (20% in)
  • Madame Defarge beckoned the Juryman and The Vengeance a little nearer to the door, and there expounded her further views to them thus: "She will now be at home, awaiting the moment of his death.
    3.14 — The Knitting Done (21% in)

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