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beckon
used in Oliver Twist

9 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 young gentleman did not stop to bestow any other mark of recognition upon Oliver than a humourous grin; but, turning away, beckoned the visitors to follow him down a flight of stairs.
    Chapter 16 — Relates What Became of Oliver Twist, After he had been.... (31% in)
beckoned = called (to follow by using a hand gesture or a nod)
  • Succeeding, at length, in catching the eye of the man who occupied the chair, he beckoned to him slightly, and left the room, as quietly as he had entered it.
    Chapter 26 — In Which a Mysterious Character Appears Upon the Scene.... (30% in)
  • beckoned = called (to follow by using a hand gesture or a nod)
  • Beckoning the man to follow him, he led the way upstairs.
    Chapter 26 — In Which a Mysterious Character Appears Upon the Scene.... (75% in)
  • beckoning = calling (to follow by using a hand gesture or a nod)
  • 'Bear a hand with the boy,' cried Sikes, beckoning furiously to his confederate.
    Chapter 28 — Looks after Oliver, and Proceeds with His Adventures (5% in)
  • beckoning = signaling (to come nearer by using a hand gesture or nod)
  • Oliver walked into the window-recess to which Mr. Maylie beckoned him; much surprised at the mixture of sadness and boisterous spirits, which his whole behaviour displayed.
    Chapter 36 — Is a Very Short One, and May Appear of No Great Importance.... (48% in)
  • beckoned = called (to come by using a hand gesture or a nod)
  • Mr. Bumble, who had eyed the building with very rueful looks, was apparently about to express some doubts relative to the advisability of proceeding any further with the enterprise just then, when he was prevented by the appearance of Monks: who opened a small door, near which they stood, and beckoned them inwards.
    Chapter 38 — Containing an Account of What Passed Between Mr. and Mrs.... (20% in)
  • beckoned = called (to come by using a hand gesture or a nod)
  • Bestowing something half-way between a smile and a frown upon his two companions, and again beckoning them to follow him, the man hastened across the apartment, which was of considerable extent, but low in the roof.
    Chapter 38 — Containing an Account of What Passed Between Mr. and Mrs.... (29% in)
  • beckoning = calling (to follow by using a hand gesture or a nod)
  • His haggard face was still thrust forward, his under-jaw hanging down, and his eyes staring out before him, when the jailer put his hand upon his arm, and beckoned him away.
    Chapter 52 — Fagin's Last Night Alive (30% in)
  • beckoned = called
  • 'Oliver,' cried Fagin, beckoning to him.
    Chapter 52 — Fagin's Last Night Alive (88% in)
beckoning = calling (to come nearer by using a hand gesture or a nod)
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