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.
Squalor and tragedy can beckon to all that is great in us, and strengthen the wings of love.
Alice exclaimed, as she noticed Mr. Pertell beckon Captain Brisco to him.
They can beckon; it is not certain that they will, for they are not love's servants.
Hugh glanced toward his father's door, whence at any moment, as every one realized, the actor might beckon.
He took a step toward her, and the rippling scarf seemed to beckon him on.
She knows she can summon an adorer by one beckon of her fan, and dismiss him by another.
The leader will then repeat louder, or beckon to the scout to come in nearer.
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.