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beckon
used in The Phantom Tollbooth

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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
  • In the distance a beautiful island covered with palm trees and flowers beckoned invitingly from the sparkling water.
    p. 165.1
  • He ran quickly through the air, stopping occasionally to beckon Milo, Tock, and the Humbug along, and they followed as well as anyone who had to stay on the ground could.
    p. 108.4

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