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  • adj. damaged by storm


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  • Dick palmed a three-cornered sail needle through a set of broken pack straps, his good nature in nowise disturbed by the feminine cataclysm which was threatening to burst in the storm-beaten tent.


  • He was looking for his ship, and at last he found her—a small storm-beaten navire with the happy name of Bonne-Renommée, “Good Renown.”

    Champlain's Dream

  • On the beach, among the rough buggers and capstans, groups of storm-beaten boatmen, like a sort of marine monsters, watched under the lee of those objects, or stood leaning forward against the wind, looking out through battered spy-glasses.

    Reprinted Pieces

  • Two years after Hurricane Katrina left dozens of its New Orleans supermarkets storm-beaten, looted and flooded, Winn-Dixie has shrewdly and aggressively reopened most of those stores.

    Winn-Dixie Faces Fight

  • These were plying hand and tongue in a little field by the three cross-roads, where gaffers and gammers of by-gone time had set up troughs of proven wood, and the bilge of a long storm-beaten boat, near a pool of softish water.

    Mary Anerley

  • I feel in Hamlet, as so often in Shakespeare, that I am in the presence of a soul lingering on the storm-beaten threshold of sanctity.

    Collected Works of W. B. Yeats Volume III Autobiographies

  • “There is no figure for the human being like the ship,” he said; “no such figure for the storm-beaten human drift as the derelict — such men as Clive and Hastings could only be imagined as derelicts adrift, helpless, tossed by every wind and tide.”

    Mark Twain: A Biography

  • He was like a storm-beaten ship that had drifted at last into a serene South Sea haven.

    Mark Twain: A Biography

  • Alm-Uncle accompanied him on some of his higher ascents, when they climbed up to the ancient storm-beaten fir trees and often disturbed the great bird which rose startled from its nest, with the whirl of wings and croakings, very near their heads.


  • An observer stationed here, in the glacial period, would have overlooked a wrinkled mantle of ice as continuous as that which now covers the continent of Greenland; and of all the vast landscape now shining in the sun, he would have seen only the tops of the summit peaks, rising darkly like storm-beaten islands, lifeless and hopeless, above rock-encumbered ice waves.

    The Yosemite National Park


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