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Troth, and I've had a bashing once afore, and what I've had once I can do with agin.

Then a bashing, as you call it, would not frighten you from committing a crime?

In a second Harve had him tripped and thrown and was down on him bashing in his face for him.

Bashing her dolls' heads was, with this baby, a preliminary to loving them.

But as you say, what's been done can't be remedied by bashing in a man's head.

I hadn't much nerve left after the bashing I had taken a fortnight before and didn't hold much hope.

But his resistance should be secret and not open, for a while; there should be no more "bashing" than was absolutely necessary.

Bashing or not, criticism of the media reflects the fact that media expanded their participation in power.

At that moment William hove out of the night, driving his tent before him by bashing it with a mallet.

A few seconds later, I tripped over a steel staircase, bashing my shins.

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