Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Beaten by the sea; lashed by the waves.

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Examples

  • Well for thee hadst thou died in that day, when, to win thy wife, thou didst go forth to exact vengeance for her slain brethren by sacking the Taphians 'sea-beat town.

    Heracles

  • O Artemis, who watchest o'er sea-beat Limna and the race-course thundering to the horse's hoofs, would I were upon thy plains curbing Venetian steeds!

    Hippolytus

  • O aged son of Aeacus! now am I sure that thou wert with the Lapithae, wielding thy famous spear, when they fought the Centaurs; and on Argo's deck didst pass the cheerless strait beyond the sea-beat Symplegades on her voyage famed; and when in days long gone the son of Zeus spread slaughter round Troy's famous town, thou too didst share his triumphant return to Europe.

    Andromache

  • Melodious poets shall be hoarse as street ballads when once the penetrating key-note of nature and spirit is sounded, — the earth-beat, sea-beat, heart-beat, which makes the tune to which the sun rolls, and the globule of blood, and the sap of trees.

    Representative Men

  • It was a still, calm night in early autumn, the silvery moon looked down from her deep violet throne amidst the starry heavens; the dull, heavy sound made by the mighty ocean, as its huge waves were dashed upon the sea-beat shore, fell audibly on the ear in the silent night.

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  • From the ghostly harbours where your sea-beat galleons lie,

    Spun-Yarn and Spindrift

  • “Alone, on the sea-beat rock, my daughter was heard to complain; frequent and loud were her cries.

    The Editor to the Reader

  • This is a cluster of white houses on the sea-beat foot of a hill that sweeps upward to the giddy white clouds.

    The Relief of Mafeking How it Was Accomplished by Mahon's Flying Column; with an Account of Some Earlier Episodes in the Boer War of 1899-1900

  • 'Alone on the sea-beat rocks, my daughter was heard to complain.

    A History of English Romanticism in the Eighteenth Century

  • But when she was now far off from her own country, and neither sea-beat headland nor steep hill could now be seen, but above, the air, and beneath, the limitless deep, timidly she looked around, and uttered her voice, saying -

    Theocritus Bion and Moschus Rendered into English Prose

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