toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

beckon
used in Middlemarch

2 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
to call — typically to ask or tell someone to come nearer by using a hand gesture or a nod of the head
  • Genius, he held, is necessarily intolerant of fetters: on the one hand it must have the utmost play for its spontaneity; on the other, it may confidently await those messages from the universe which summon it to its peculiar work, only placing itself in an attitude of receptivity towards all sublime chances. ... The superadded circumstance which would evolve the genius had not yet come; the universe had not yet beckoned.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (67% in)
beckoned = called
  • Lydgate was fuming a little, pushed his hair back with one hand, felt curiously in his waistcoat-pocket with the other, and then stooped to beckon the tiny black spaniel, which had the insight to decline his hollow caresses.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (77% in)
beckon = call
There are no more uses of "beckon" in Middlemarch.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®Pictures — Google Images®