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  • v. Past participle of beat down


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  • I first cleaned the pipe-clay and talc from all foreign substances, and made them ready to be beaten down with water into a soft mass, and then prepared my moulds of gypsum plaster.

    Swiss Family Robinson

  • ( "Are we to be beaten down in our old age?" says one white-hair'd fellow remonstratingly to another in a budget of letters I read last night.) ...

    Supplementary Prose, from Complete Prose Works (1892)

  • They launched a war against the Seleucid king, but were beaten down by his troops and a garrison of his soldiers was established on a citadel north of the Temple.

    Alexander the Great

  • Rosemary says they thrive here because the bracken is always being beaten down by the many badgers that emerge after dark from two different setts in the wood.


  • Of course he was still sneered at by many as a mere "poseur"; it still seemed to be all Lombard Street to a china orange that he would be beaten down under the myriad trampling feet of middle-class indifference and disdain.

    Oscar Wilde His Life and Confessions

  • The craftsmen too, they all want a fair price for their labor, not to be beaten down to what the hungriest man will take; the farmers must need some working rule about boundaries and straying stock, and the use of the high pastures.

    The King Must Die

  • Saplings had been beaten down and were coated with smoke, and there was a broken dragon scale on the ground.

    Pet Peeve


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