1 She seemed to melt against him in her terror, and he caught her in his arms, held her fast there, felt her lashes beat his cheek like netted butterflies.
2 Ethan's long strides grew more rapid with the accelerated beat of his thoughts, and as he reached the foot of School House Hill he caught sight of Hale's sleigh in the distance.
3 She never did beat Boyd much because he's the oldest and besides he's the runt of the litter, said Stuart, proud of his six feet two.
4 "I'm going to beat your hide off for that," cried Stuart fiercely.
5 It beat with odd little jerks; her hands were cold, and a feeling of disaster oppressed her.
6 She closed the door except for a crack and tried to make her heart beat more slowly.
7 And the best way to keep out invaders is to go to Virginia and beat the Yankees there.
8 Something in his voice made her heart beat pleasantly faster and she felt her face flush.
9 Scarlett said "Um," her heart beginning to beat faster as the thought recurred.
10 A glare brighter than a dozen suns dazzled their eyes, scorching heat seared their skins and the roaring, cracking and crashing beat upon their ears in painful waves.
11 It's mah notion dat 'twarn't de Yankees whut beat our gempmum.'
12 He turned to another sentry who was slowly pacing his beat: "Yee-ah, Bill."
13 "If we'd had our mothers-in-law in the ranks, we'd have beat the Yankees in a week," agreed Tommy, his eyes straying to the slender, indomitable form of his new mother-in-law.
14 Scarlett's heart failed a beat when she thought how close Tara had come to going back to wilderness.
15 You ought to be beat for that, Pork.