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beckon
used in The Brothers Karamazov

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
  • Over the hurdle in the garden, Dmitri, mounted on something, was leaning forward, gesticulating violently, beckoning to him, obviously afraid to utter a word for fear of being overheard.
    Book 3 — The Sensualists (16% in)
beckoning = calling (to come nearer by using a hand gesture or a nod)
  • "Smerdyakov!" the old man wheezed, scarcely audibly, beckoning to him with his finger.
    Book 3 — The Sensualists (71% in)
  • beckoning = calling (to come nearer by using a hand gesture)
  • He beckoned me, and I went up to him.
    Book 6 — The Russian Monk (16% in)
  • beckoned = called (to come by using a hand gesture or a nod)
  • He looked happy, his eyes beamed and sought us, he smiled at us, beckoned us.
    Book 6 — The Russian Monk (16% in)
  • beckoned = called (to come nearer by using a hand gesture or a nod)
  • She beckoned to him with a happy smile.
    Book 7 — Alyosha (80% in)
  • beckoned = called (to come nearer by using a hand gesture or a nod)
  • Seeing Mitya, she beckoned him to her, and when he ran to her, she grasped his hand tightly.
    Book 8 — Mitya (92% in)
  • beckoned = called (to come by using a hand gesture or a nod)
  • She became very talkative, kept calling every one to her, and beckoned to different girls out of the chorus.
    Book 8 — Mitya (94% in)
  • beckoned = called (to come nearer by using a hand gesture or a nod)
  • And his heart glowed, and he struggled forward towards the light, and he longed to live, to live, to go on and on, towards the new, beckoning light, and to hasten, hasten, now, at once!
    Book 9 — The Preliminary Investigation (94% in)
  • beckoning = calling (figuratively, by being desirable)
  • "Perezvon," called Ilusha suddenly, snapping his thin fingers and beckoning to the dog.
    Book 10 — The Boys (65% in)
beckoning = calling (to come)
There are no more uses of "beckon" in The Brothers Karamazov.

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