- v. teach by drills and repetition
“Two weeks later he was walking a beat in downtown LA; a month later he was a rifle instructor at the Police Academy.”
“Every ragtime or jazz enthusiast knows that when you syncopate from the Greek for “cut short”, you begin a note on a weak beat in the bar, sustaining it into the accented part, thereby shifting the accent.”
“He had his back to her but was turning, and Mae saw his dark fall of hair, the broad shoulders and long legs, even the knife-straight nose in profile, and she felt her heart start to beat in a dangerous rhythm.”
““Yeah, but you were off a beat in ‘Coldhearted Queen,’” Bobby reminded him.”
“The Amalekite met the stroke with his mace, but the tree beat down his guard and descending with its own weight, together with the weight of the mace upon his head, beat in his brain pan, and he fell like a long-stemmed palm-tree.”
“He hasn't his beat in this country," she said to old Anderese her brother, as she was trying to take up again her wonted walk through the house.”
“I had broken the ash handle of one of my billhooks during the day through some mild abuse: using its flat side to beat in some of the hazel stakes.”
““The Pelicans used to be the team to beat in these parts, and Fred Abbott over here used to be our backstop.””
“Then giving his sword to Kaylajan,54 he crave at Ajib and smote him with his mace a smashing blow and a swashing, that went nigh to beat in his ribs, and seizing him by the mail gorges tore him from the saddle and cast him to the ground; whereupon the two”
“Known for his Nostradamus-like forecasts, before the 2007 season he said that the Philadelphia Phillies, not the New York Mets, were the team to beat in the National League East.”
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