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 Meanings and Examples of BEAT
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
beat
 v.  strike violently or forcefully and repeatedly
 v.  move regularly
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
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.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VII
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.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VIII
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.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
4  "I'm going to beat your hide off for that," cried Stuart fiercely.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
5  It beat with odd little jerks; her hands were cold, and a feeling of disaster oppressed her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
6  She closed the door except for a crack and tried to make her heart beat more slowly.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
7  And the best way to keep out invaders is to go to Virginia and beat the Yankees there.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
8  Something in his voice made her heart beat pleasantly faster and she felt her face flush.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
9  Scarlett said "Um," her heart beginning to beat faster as the thought recurred.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
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.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
11  It's mah notion dat 'twarn't de Yankees whut beat our gempmum.'
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
12  He turned to another sentry who was slowly pacing his beat: "Yee-ah, Bill."
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
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.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
14  Scarlett's heart failed a beat when she thought how close Tara had come to going back to wilderness.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
15  You ought to be beat for that, Pork.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
Example Sentence: (111 in 8 pages)
16  He beat the other runners by a margin of ten seconds/by a wide margin.
17  Our soldiers beat back all the attacks of the enemy.
18  He beat up on my brother's kid one time.
19  He pounced on the photographer, beat him up and smashed his camera.
20  They beat Argentina one-nil in the final.
21  The force hopes to increase the number of its beat constables.
22  Behind the fear of an ideal you, you create the fear, you can beat him.
23  The police beat the door down in order to get into the building.
24  Their recent wins have proved they're still the ones to beat.
25  The sun beat down mercilessly on the dry earth.
26  The drummer beat out a steady rhythm while we marched.
27  Every beat of my heart, loudly cries your name, I want so much to be with you, oh, please, please, feel the same.
28  The policemen had to beat the door in.
29  The army beat a hasty retreat.
30  They danced to the rhythmic beat of the music.