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How to use beat off in a sentence

Even if poverty were gone, the flail could still beat hard enough upon the grain and chaff of humanity.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
A far-off volley rumbled over the plain, and a few birds stirred uneasily among the trees.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
His face flushed with annoyance, and taking off his soft hat he began to beat it impatiently against his leg as he walked.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
The pulse in Louis's temples beat hard; yet he was determined not to anticipate, but make Wharton explain himself.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
To be sure, he hadn't seen Mrs. Robin go, but he had heard the beat of her wings as she began her flight.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
We should easily beat this in America with anything like equal facilities, and without charging the British price—£4 7s.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
His heart now beat high with hope, for he believed that he was about to realise his ancient dream.
HUNTING THE LIONSR.M. BALLANTYNE
He was ready to drop when he reached it, and his heart beat like a hammer against his ribs.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
The hot sun beat down upon the streets and houses, but awoke no life.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
Stunned by the reception they received, those who had not been killed or wounded beat a hasty retreat.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN

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