After a time he started down a well-beaten path that led him within a rod of where the two boys were in hiding.
Add to the yolks, and lastly add the well-beaten whites of six eggs.
There was a well-beaten path there that she traveled nearly every afternoon.
But Darby did not know that he was only going over a well-beaten track.
He is taught to tread in the well-beaten path of French dramatic art, fenced in and hedged around with sacred traditions.
In front of him ran a deer path, hard and well-beaten as any road.
In a few minutes we came to a foot-bridge, with a well-beaten path running down to it and up the opposite bank.
He was as certain of his steps as if he walked on a well-beaten road.
Bewildered, pale, and with throbbing heart, she let him take her basket and lead her down the well-beaten path.
Thin it with a large cupful of cold milk and two well-beaten eggs.
"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.