She beckoned to them, gesturing as if she were going to give them a treat.
On the other hand, I'd come in an iron lung with snow tires if Jon Stewart beckoned.
During the course of the party, Charles Monteith, one of the Faber board, beckoned me out into the hall.
Samaras saw me and, to the chagrin of security, beckoned me just before the start.
Last week Emanuel was beckoned to head an existing but lagging effort.
He beckoned to Mr. Weller and said, in a stern voice, "Take his skates off!"
Fouts, with a slip of paper in his hand, beckoned him from the door of his private office.
She beckoned to me, however, and I made haste to follow her.
When, five minutes later, she beckoned him from the door of the barn, her eyes were red.
Nasmyth beckoned to Laura and moved forward with Gordon, and Wheeler, who carried the battery.
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.