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beckon
used in Through the Looking-Glass

2 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 soup ladle was walking up the table towards Alice's chair, and beckoning to her impatiently to get out of its way.
    Chapter 9 — Queen Alice (96% in)
beckoning = signaling (in this case, calling her away from the table so as to get her chair)
  • 'Certainly—certainly!' the King muttered, and beckoned to Haigha.
    Chapter 7 — The Lion and the Unicorn (75% in)
beckoned = signaled (by using a hand gesture or a nod)
There are no more uses of "beckon" in Through the Looking-Glass.

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