They heard, far away, the drumbeat of the advancing British.
At the first sound of the drumbeat, the people knew what it meant.
There was no drumbeat; the officers gave their commands almost in whispers.
His voice was baritone, resonant and sweet, a power stirring in it like a drumbeat felt in the marrow.
In earliest times the people were called to meeting by drumbeat or by the blowing of a horn.
The drumbeat, with the clanging bell, was breaking the stillness of the early morning.
The soldiers who had marched so proudly, keeping step to the drumbeat in the morning, were running now.
Contrary to the drumbeat we've been hearing for the last few months, the deficits we face are not rooted in defense spending.
Even at this distance Simon could hear the drumbeat and the overseer calling count.
And the drumbeat, bringing it back, ran like a fever pulse in a man's blood.