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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BEATEN

"We're beaten, it seems, already," he cried to the sergeant.

Had this corps been well trained the enemy must have been beaten.

It was impossible to persuade Wellington that he was beaten until he actually was beaten.

But I did not wait this time to be beaten with my master's bow-case.

There are only four in it now, the rest are beaten off, sure.

If anybody asks you, Westley, The Dutchman was beaten off, see?

Even if it were not all true, if Lauzanne were beaten, what of it?

But it was beaten back with great loss by the Maxims and the field gun.

They were beaten before ever the English put their feet on Irish ground.

Again and again the buccaneers assaulted, and again and again they were beaten back.

WORD ORIGIN

"hammered" (of metal, etc.), c.1300, from past participle of beat (v.), which alternates with beat with some distinctions of sense. Meaning "defeated" is from 1560s; that of "repeatedly struck" is from 1590s.

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