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  • n. Plural form of battering.


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  • For me, the outcome of these verbal batterings is that my self-confidence has diminished to the point where I’m now reluctant to engage in almost any cis feminists’ spaces online, because it feels like the only ’safe’ option is to consider those spaces to be trans hostile by default, and to act accordingly.

    Will the last trans person to leave feminist Blogdonia please turn off the lights?

  • It was only the last of the batterings that Prohibition endured in 1929 that truly signaled its impending collapse.


  • Bush and his administration (including the Justice Dept.) is merely the evolutionary result of a justice system that is crumbling beneath the repeated batterings of the rich and their big guns.


  • After a year of batterings by falling markets and departing investors, chief executives of Europe's asset managers found plenty of positive things to say about their prospects as they announced financial results this month.

    Mixed Results for Fund Firms

  • With reconditioned engines and poor maintenance, the vessels could not cope with the batterings of big waves on stormy nights at sea.

    Sea tragedies: Negligence or Ignorance?

  • So he had a spectacular body but a small brain, a brain that had taken a few batterings in his career … '

    See Delphi and Die

  • It wouldn't be fatal, not after the batterings such shields would have taken during the mage-storms.

    Storm Rising

  • In fact, for the first time he wondered whether his batterings in school had led him into martial arts.

    Floating City

  • The same thought seemed to have occurred to the bird at that moment, and after a brief flurry of screeching and of scratching at the door with its talons it lapsed into a grumpy and defeated silence, which after it had been going on for about a minute became almost as disturbing as the previous batterings.

    The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

  • He was all but unconscious from the batterings and from the Vortex forces when the shaft decanted him into a whirling central vortex of force.

    The Fate of the Phoenix


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