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beckon
used in The Mill on the Floss

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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
  • Mrs. Tulliver rapped the window sharply, beckoned, and shook her head,—a process which she repeated more than once before she returned to her chair.
    1.2 — Book 1 Chapter 2 — Mr. Tulliver, of Dorlcote Mill, Declares.... (69% in)
  • "Maggie," said Mrs. Tulliver, beckoning Maggie to her, and whispering in her ear, as soon as this point of Lucy's staying was settled, "go and get your hair brushed, do, for shame.
    1.7 — Book 1 Chapter 7 — Enter the Aunts and Uncles (47% in)
  • Stephen stood still and beckoned when they came within sight of Willy and the horse, and Maggie went on through the gate.
    6.11 — Book 6 Chapter 11 — In the Lane (93% in)

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