v. signal or summon, as by nodding or waving; attract because of inviting or enticing appearance
You are silly, because, suffer as you may, you will not beckon it to approach, nor will you stir one step to meet it where it waits you.
Sentence in Classic:
My aunt went in and the old woman, seeing that I hesitated to enter, began to beckon to me again repeatedly with her hand.
And finally, he lets the man beckon him and he bends deep down to him so that he can put his last question.
So, though shame and wrath beckon them on to battle, they yet bar the gates and do his bidding, and await the foe armed and in shelter of the towers.
The end he had been born to serve yet did not see had led him to escape by an unseen path and now it beckoned to him once more and a new adventure was about to be opened to him.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
The counting house clerk was just going to jump down, but on second thoughts he shouted peremptorily to the peasants instead, and beckoned to them to come up.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Anna Mikhaylovna stepped forward and, stooping over the dying man, beckoned to Lorrain from behind her back.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
On reaching a large oak tree that had not yet shed its leaves, he stopped and beckoned mysteriously to them with his hand.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy Context
She made no reply, but to avoid obeying Sonya beckoned to Andrew to follow her quietly and went to the door.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy Context