Definition of 'beating'
Example sentences containing 'beating'
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She had suffered years of beatings from her husband.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
These beatings were her punishment for doing wrong.Behind Closed Doors - advice for families with violence in the home (1988) Times, Sunday Times (2009)
She was in her class and her heart had stopped beating.Times, Sunday Times (2014) Times, Sunday Times (2011)
In her childhood she suffered beatings and humiliation from her father.Times, Sunday Times (2012) Times, Sunday Times (2015) Bomber The Secret Garden (1911) The Sun (2016)
Somebody will take a beating soon.The Sun (2014)
And of course, very hard beatings.Times, Sunday Times (2016) The Sun (2009)
The beating was so brutal, police had to be called.The Sun (2015) Nemesis: The Battle for Japan, 194445 (2007)
But his revolutionary stance had already led to a nasty beating from the police, damaging his health.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Both the police beating and the subsequent rioting are examples of behavior most Americans would define as deviant.Sociology (1995)
But a source said: 'It was a vicious beating.The Sun (2011)
At first I thought this would be ok, but now she is pregnant and the beatings have become harder and a lot more frequent.The Sun (2008)
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