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Usage examples for beck

  1. You have only to follow the beck upward for a mile or so to find my place. – Danger! and Other Stories by Arthur Conan Doyle
  2. For the night at least he was still the Rat, and the underworld was at the Rat's beck and call. – Doors of the Night by Frank L. Packard
  3. What use was Marjorie except to be at everybody's beck and call; and more especially at his- Eric's- beck and call. – The Children of Wilton Chase by Mrs. L. T. Meade
  4. He seemed to be always at the beck and call of his mother and Nelly, always ready to escort them. – Mary Gray by Katharine Tynan
  5. All but Joel himself, who told him very flatly the second day that he wasn't half as nice as at school, for he was now running at everybody's beck and nod. – Five Little Peppers at School by Margaret Sidney
  6. So shall all things come at my beck and call. – The Home and the World by Rabindranath Tagore
  7. " That's the beck," said nurse, who was brushing Olly's hair, and trying hard to make him stand still for two minutes. – Milly and Olly by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  8. " Your 'dainty rogue in porcelain' will be at your beck- you lunch with us? – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  9. But a few months previously he had been at Napoleon's beck and call, having been one of the recruiting officers of the district. – Yankee Ships and Yankee Sailors: Tales of 1812 by James Barnes
  10. Ah’ ll always be at your beck and call! – Polly in New York by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  11. Trained from his childhood to active life, to move mankind to and fro at his beck, this single and sudden interval of repose in the prime of his existence, at the height of his fame, served but to swell the turbulent and dangerous passions to which all vent was forbidden. – The Last Of The Barons, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  12. And now, Beck, I'll not keep you any longer." – Lucretia, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  13. You are afraid of hedges, and the beck which we shall be forced to cross? – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
  14. Kilton Beck runs through another lovely valley densely clothed in trees, and full of the richest woodland scenery. – Yorkshire Painted And Described by Gordon Home
  15. It was- when the frost should have bound up the sources of the beck which ran almost by our door, and it was no longer a stream, but a rope of ice- to take that rope for our guide, and follow it as far as we could towards the secret recesses of its Summer birth. – Wilfrid Cumbermede by George MacDonald
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