Usage examples for beck

  1. I said, 'Oh, it's all very well to be always at everyone's beck and call, and ready to give up your time to anyone who asks you- it is very pleasant, of course, and everyone speaks well of you- but it doesn't pay, my dear fellow; and you really ought to be thinking about making a position for yourself, though I am very much afraid it is too late. – The Silent Isle by Arthur Christopher Benson
  2. " 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. And now, Beck, I'll not keep you any longer." – Lucretia, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  6. So shall all things come at my beck and call. – The Home and the World by Rabindranath Tagore
  7. " 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
  8. Whether she's fond of him at all, or not, I naturally can't say, but she expects him to be entirely at her beck and call, and I don't think she'd tolerate any little courtesies he might show you." – A Prairie Courtship by Harold Bindloss
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. What do you say, Mr. Beck? – The Young Musician or, Fighting His Way by Horatio Alger
  12. Ah’ ll always be at your beck and call! – Polly in New York by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  13. You can always 'phone me at a moment's notice, and I shall consider myself at your beck and call." – Winding Paths by Gertrude Page
  14. He had all the technique of contemporary art at his beck; but not that unique tone, the unique form, by which he might become master of the universe and gain spiritual dominion over mankind. – Melomaniacs by James Huneker
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. You are afraid of hedges, and the beck which we shall be forced to cross? – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
  19. 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
  20. 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