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 Meanings and Examples of BATTER
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 v.  beat with successive blows; beat repeatedly and with violence
Classic Sentence: (39 in 3 pages)
1  They had only their hard fists to batter at the world with.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: XI
2  It was of no use to batter themselves against granite.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 20
3  Each dint upon his batter'd shield.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
4  The talking ceased, and Fairway gave a circular motion to the rope, as if he were stirring batter.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 3 The First Act in a Timeworn Drama
5  For I never was less disposed to forgive him the way he used to batter Traddles, than when I saw Traddles so ready to forgive him himself.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
6  Then he seizes a gun and begins to batter the door with the butt end.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
7  Barred out before their weeping parents' eyes and faces, some, swept on by the rout, roll headlong into the trenches; some, blindly rushing with loosened rein, batter at the gates and stiffly-bolted doorway.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK ELEVENTH
8  Hale sat with his feet up on the stove, his back propped against a battered desk strewn with papers: the place, like the man, was warm, genial and untidy.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IV
9  Her companion, who was just coming back to the table with the remains of a cold mince-pie in a battered pie-dish, set down her unappetising burden without appearing to hear the accusation brought against her.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
10  Throughout the dismal meal, Gerald's booming voice battered against her ears until she thought she could endure it no longer.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
11  Gerald in the old rocker, the girls on the sagging cushions of the sofa that was too battered and worn for the front of the house.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
12  The Bonnell home, awkwardly patched and roofed with rude boards instead of shingles, managed to look livable for all its battered appearance.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
13  Just as she was preparing to start walking the long way across town to the Yankee encampment, a battered wagon appeared.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
14  He threw his battered straw hat into the back of the wagon, clucked to the horse and they moved off.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIX
15  Lily, to whom the name conveyed nothing, opened the door upon a woman in a battered bonnet, who stood firmly planted under the hall-light.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
Example Sentence:
1  In such a dark room, we can only hear someone batter at the door.
2  Dip the fish in the batter, then drop it into the hot oil.
3  The man battered his former wife about.
4  He placed a battered felt hat on his head.
5  It's very hard for battered women to rebuild their lives without a good support network.
6  Somebody had battered her to death.
7  The ship made slow progress as it battered its way through the ice floe.
8  Tropical storm Leslie arrived around 8:30 a.m. and battered the province for several hours, bringing near-hurricane-force winds, heavy rains and widespread power outages.
9  There's someone battering at the door.
10  Leaving the relationship does not mean that the battering will stop.
11  Chancellor Merkel's own popularity ratings have taken a battering.