verb (used with or without object)
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Origin of beckon
OTHER WORDS FROM beckonbeck·on·er, nounbeck·on·ing·ly, adverbun·beck·oned, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for beckon
I got up to leave and Biden, with his usual graciousness, beckoned me to stay.
She beckoned to them, gesturing as if she were going to give them a treat.
During the course of the party, Charles Monteith, one of the Faber board, beckoned me out into the hall.Sylvia Plath’s Darkest Sea: What an Unveiled Draft Poem Reveals|Olivia Cole|May 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Last week Emanuel was beckoned to head an existing but lagging effort.
Samaras saw me and, to the chagrin of security, beckoned me just before the start.Antonis Samaras: New Greek Prime Minister and Predecessor Share College Ties|Jim Warren|June 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Sir Michael, not possessing the gift of eloquence himself, beckoned to his elder brother to speak.Tales From Jkai|Mr Jkai
Anna followed her back to the farmyard, where she pushed open the door of a shed, and beckoned her companion in.Thistle and Rose|Amy Walton
But no sooner had he leaned over the railing, than he beckoned to his wife to come over to him.Christ Legends|Selma Lagerlf
They stood waiting; and meanwhile, one of the office-people, coming in from the street, beckoned to Hal.King Coal|Upton Sinclair
The landlord escorted them to a nook in a corner and beckoned a waiter.We Can't Have Everything|Rupert Hughes