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I kept there with him all that night; but as soon as it was day I beckoned to him to come with me, and let him know I would give him some clothes; at which he seemed very glad, for he was stark naked.
Warning them not to shoot unless the man was successfully escaping, Sheldon beckoned the Poonga-Poonga men forward.
She was very beautiful; a more clever, or a more lovely countenance he could not fancy to himself; and she no longer appeared of ice as before, when she sat outside the window, and beckoned to him; in his eyes she was perfect, he did not fear her at all, and told her that he could calculate in his head and with fractions, even; that he knew the number of square miles there were in the different countries, and how many inhabitants they contained; and she smiled while he spoke.
He looked back over his shoulder, and beckoned them to enter.
Bailey, who was the passenger, beckoned her over and opened the door, inviting her to get in.
1 : to call or signal by a motion (as a wave or nod) <They beckoned to us to come over.
Darren Palmer is alleged to have beckoned 29-year-old Kelly to follow him across as the train approached at 50mph.
The man, in his 20s, pulled up alongside two girls in their early teens and beckoned them towards him.
At the time, Johnstown, PA was a thriving industrial city nestled in the Conemaugh Valley, surrounded by scenic mountains that beckoned the hunter and angler.
Kennedy was chosen by committee at the behest of Kellar, whose outgoing appointee Rick Winsman was beckoned by a career opportunity in Washington state.