Origin of breast-beating
OTHER WORDS FROM breast-beatingbreast-beater, noun
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How to use breast-beating in a sentence
She fills her characters up—strong women beating back against a sexist system—with so much heart.Oscars 2015: The Daily Beast’s Picks, From Scarlett Johansson to ‘Boyhood’|Marlow Stern|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
And it is true that since Blair was in power the pub culture has taken a beating.
In the Bible, Moses does kill a guy—the Egyptian slave master who is beating an Israelite to death.Christian Bale: One Man's Moses Is Another Man's Terrorist|Candida Moss, Joel Baden|December 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He tore a piece of meat off the breast and stroked her coat while she ate.The Stacks: A Chicken Dinner That Mends Your Heart|Pete Dexter|December 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Often, the processes that result in death begin when the heart stops beating.
She threw out her arms as if swimming when she walked, beating the tall grass as one strikes out in the water.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
"Here's my authority, yuh blasted runt," he yelled, and jerked his six-shooter to a level with the policeman's breast.
It is something which takes side in the child's breast with the reasonable governor and the laws which he or she administers.Children's Ways|James Sully
Alessandro walked at the horses' heads, his face sunk on his breast, his eyes fixed on the ground.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
We laid him down gently, folded his arms on his breast, and for a moment held our peace in tribute to his passing.