beating


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Synonyms for beating

Synonyms for beating

a punishment dealt with blows or lashes

the act of defeating or the condition of being defeated

Synonyms for beating

the act of overcoming or outdoing

the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows

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The older sheikhs, indeed, stood out for the unmeasurable beatings of the old days--the sharper the punishment, they argued, the surer the title; but here the hand of modern progress was against them, and they contented themselves with telling tales of Ben the first Governor, whom they called the Father of Waterwheels, and of that heroic age when men, horses, and hounds were worth following.
After telling the tale of the beatings, it recommended all the beaten to institute criminal proceedings against their Governor, and, as soon as might be, to rise against English oppression and tyranny.
He will come up the river and will give tongue about the beatings.
The beating that had gone before was as nothing compared with the beating he now received.
Obedience, rigid, undeviating obedience, was what was exacted of him; and in return he escaped beatings and his existence was tolerated.
Don't be too hard on me," said the Officer, smiling; "I was beating him with a stuffed club.
Just one awful moment--Diana, I felt exactly as I did four years ago when I asked Marilla if I might stay at Green Gables--and then everything cleared up in my mind and my heart began beating again--I forgot to say that it had stopped altogether
Before I recovered from my surprise he had administered this beating.
It seemed centuries--possibly it was no more than ten minutes that the beating continued.
Johnson, as Johnson, was unrecognizable; and not only that, for his features, as human features at all, were unrecognizable, so discoloured and swollen had they become in the few minutes which had elapsed between the beginning of the beating and the dragging forward of the body.
I confess that I delighted in this beating Leach was giving to Thomas Mugridge, though it was as terrible, almost, as the one Mugridge had caused to be given to Johnson.
It took its rise out of the tittle-tattle and tale- bearing which had been the cause of Johnson's beating, and from the noise we heard, and from the sight of the bruised men next day, it was patent that half the forecastle had soundly drubbed the other half.
My reason dictated that the beating Thomas Mugridge had received was an ill thing, and yet for the life of me I could not prevent my soul joying in it.
Oliver's clothes had been torn in the beating he had received; his face was bruised and scratched; and his hair scattered over his forehead.
The XPOSE 4 device is designed to be used by surgeons during a beating heart procedure to gently lift and position the heart to expose target coronary vessels without compromising cardiac function.