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beckon
used in Jane Eyre

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
  • He passed on and ascended the stairs, still holding my hand, and still beckoning the gentlemen to follow him, which they did.
    Chapter 26 (57% in)
beckoning = calling (to follow by using a hand gesture or a nod)
  • You are silly, because, suffer as you may, you will not beckon it to approach, nor will you stir one step to meet it where it waits you.
    Chapter 19 (12% in)
  • beckon = call (to come nearer by using a hand gesture or a nod)
  • I looked; I stirred the fire, and I looked again: but she drew her bonnet and her bandage closer about her face, and again beckoned me to depart. The flame illuminated her hand stretched out:
    Chapter 19 (67% in)
  • beckoned = called (to follow by using a hand gesture or a nod)
  • I beckoned it to come near me; it stood soon at my knee.
    Chapter 24 (60% in)
  • beckoned = called (to come nearer by using a hand gesture or a nod)
  • Religion called — Angels beckoned — God commanded — life rolled together like a scroll — death's gates opening, showed eternity beyond: it seemed, that for safety and bliss there, all here might be sacrificed in a second.
    Chapter 35 (83% in)
  • beckoned = called (to come nearer)
  • [speaking of a coach for which she was waiting] It stopped as I beckoned.
    Chapter 36 (20% in)
beckoned = called (to come by using a hand gesture or a nod)
There are no more uses of "beckon" in Jane Eyre.

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