For a moment her heart beat overtime and it looked as though she might fall, but Alex smoothly caught her and stepped around, covering her fumbling so well that no one appeared to notice.
"I thought he was going to beat you to me again," "Who?" he asked again.
She sighed and snuggled against him, feeling the beat of his heart... or was that her own?
Dad was in a hurry to beat the storm, so she had said nothing as the car backed out of the drive.
She beat a hasty retreat down the hallway, and paused breathlessly in the middle of her bedroom.
She beat him with her fists until finally her vision began to fail.
That one's going to beat you home.
Some medical attention has to beat none.
He beat the dirt off his clothes with his hat and then unsaddled the horse.
That evening, she climbed from her wagon and beat the dust from her clothes with her hat.
If you throw one more dead animal at my feet, I'm going to beat you over the head with it.
The best way to beat the cold was to work up some heat.
The arms that rescued her continued to cradle her gently, and what the fall had failed to do to her heart beat, his close proximity completed.
The storm kicked up dust behind them, but they managed to beat it to the corral.
"I'll get the car started," Howie said as he beat a hasty retreat outside, thereby ducking any chance of interrogation and leaving behind four bewildered minds, seething with curiosity.
The next morning Molly beat us awake by enough time for her to make oatmeal and toast and hand deliver it to our bed.
The father beat him near to death, people said.
Someone beat on the door across the hall loud enough for Bianca to hear over the TV and sporadic thunder.
He was coated with sweat and exhausted, but he wouldn't stop until he beat the fury out of him.
You always beat me to every punch, D, and for once, I nailed you!
Her father beat them both.
Jonny shouted and beat on the door to the interrogation room.
"I can't imagine you came here to watch me beat the shit out of a punching bag," she said and took a long swig of water.
Then a rainbow had come out, and he'd stared at it until his master beat him.
He's like a modern-day king who's in charge of the superheroes trying to beat down the evil villains.
He almost beat down her door.
You think I'll beat you eventually?
You beat me to it.
Her heart beat rapidly at what it meant to surrender what had been her one hope to leave Hell.
God, if Randy were here, I think I would beat him!
I don't know if I can wait until you beat Fitzgerald in the election.
Beat Fitzgerald in the election and then start your term of office chasing down some ancient murder if you want.
I'll beat Old Prickly, all right.
You would argue that no other widget on the market can beat the C2000, no nation can ever gain widget superiority if the government just buys the C2000—and so they do.
For a long time these strange creatures haunted my dreams, and this gloomy period formed a somber background to the joyous Now, filled with sunshine and roses and echoing with the gentle beat of my pony's hoof.
Our hearts beat fast, and our hands trembled with excitement, not fear, for we had the hearts of vikings, and we knew that our skipper was master of the situation.
I stood in the middle of the church, where the vibrations from the great organ were strongest, and I felt the mighty waves of sound beat against me, as the great billows beat against a little ship at sea.
However, only one or two of my guests were ever bold enough to stay and eat a hasty-pudding with me; but when they saw that crisis approaching they beat a hasty retreat rather, as if it would shake the house to its foundations.
The raft had long since stopped and only the waves of the current beat softly against it below.
First the man in the tight trousers sang alone, then she sang, then they both paused while the orchestra played and the man fingered the hand of the girl in white, obviously awaiting the beat to start singing with her.
Princess Mary's heart beat so violently at this news that she grew pale and leaned against the wall to keep from falling.