When anarchy seems to beckon, Libya pulls back from the brink.
The firemen confer with the organizers and then beckon them toward the front of the bus.
Mr. O'Carroll, without answering by voice, gave a grotesque sort of signal between a wink and a beckon.
I meant to beckon him to come away from the skylight, but he did not give me time to do that.
Alice exclaimed, as she noticed Mr. Pertell beckon Captain Brisco to him.
It seemed to beckon, and the ladder to lead straight up to it.
Hugh glanced toward his father's door, whence at any moment, as every one realized, the actor might beckon.
They beckon me, Don, bidding me to the gates of royal Memphis, to the palace of the Pharaoh.
She knows she can summon an adorer by one beckon of her fan, and dismiss him by another.
Did I not send Robbie to the gate to beckon you to be quick?
Old English gebecnian (West Saxon beacnian) "to make a mute sign," derivative of beacen "a sign, beacon," from Proto-Germanic *bauknjan (cf. Old Saxon boknian, Old High German bouhnen), from PIE root *bha- "to shine" (see beacon). Related: Beckoned; beckoning. The noun is attested from 1718, from the verb.