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  • n. Plural form of hoofbeat.

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Examples

  • She dimly recalled hoofbeats approaching before something had flown over her head and sent her sprawling into the underbrush.

    red dust

  • And the hoofbeats were a constant reminder that he was really leading the Gobignon host to war.

    The Saracen: The Holy War

  • "The word" hoofbeats "brings to mind the heart of the rider," Hare said, "and we chose the word" hope "because there is hope for anyone."

    The Norman Transcript Homepage

  • I think that Harry may hear the "hoofbeats" of the many who signed petitions, made phone calls, visited offices, and otherwise convinced our "elected officials" that we have had enough of corporate business-as-usual bullshit, and WE have the votes to cut off their gravytrain if we don't re-elect them.

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  • When Nick Nolte's character is watching his beloved colt run, Mr. Nolte's body rises and sinks with the rhythm of its hoofbeats, and we are moved by the sight but filled with worry.

    At the Races, In the Money

  • In other words, if the given situation or symptom is, metaphorically, hoofbeats, then the correct phrase would read something to the effect, “When you hear hoofbeats, look for horses first.”

    The Sacred Promise

  • Through a series of courageous raids against the Tartars, Temujin’s legend grew, until Temujin was chasing a vision: to unite many tribes into one, to make the earth tremble under the hoofbeats of a thousand warhorses, to subject unknown nations and even empires to his will.

    Genghis: Birth of an Empire by Conn Iggulden: Book summary

  • There is a well-known phrase in emergency medicine that I believe applies equally well to science: when you hear hoofbeats, look for horses, not zebras.

    The Sacred Promise

  • There is a saying in medicine that if you hear hoofbeats, you should think of horses, not zebras.

    Between Expectations

  • More crashing and the sound of mighty hoofbeats sounded down the corridor.

    2009 July « Official Harry Harrison News Blog

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