Either you'd back down or else you'd give the man a beating.
She must do something to tone down the beating of her heart.
"These are the Beating Friars, otherwise called the Flagellants," quoth he.
(b) Why should egg whites not be allowed to stand after beating?
What she read in the man's eyes set the woman's heart to beating with a new delight.
Under her mask of languor, ...