Underneath that distant façade was a beating heart.
Her heart was beating wildly.
She heard the sound of someone beating a punching bag.
"Dealing with you is like beating my head against a brick wall!" she snapped.
"You can thank Rhyn for beating some sense into us," Kiki replied.
He was practically beating his chest.
Her thoughts were interrupted by a cacophony of squawks and wings beating against the chicken coop walls.
Lana slept until Elise woke her for breakfast by beating on her door in the morning.
Her headache was returning, her heart beating so fast she knew she'd pass out if she didn't calm down.
She scowled down at him, her heart beating a mile a minute.
I figured everybody would be really mad and I'd get a beating for sure.
I can't figure out how they're beating us.
"Let me out!" she shouted, beating on it.
Kind of beating the horse to the front of the pack a bit early in the race, isn't she?
He was beating out his demons, the way he did every day.
Beating at the door registered distantly in his thoughts.
Her heart was beating wildly as she cowered against one of the benches.
The officers were hurriedly drinking tea and breakfasting, the soldiers, munching biscuit and beating a tattoo with their feet to warm themselves, gathering round the fires throwing into the flames the remains of sheds, chairs, tables, wheels, tubs, and everything that they did not want or could not carry away with them.
She can take Martha's place, trying to calm Howie down enough so he can nod off but keep beating on her the importance of keeping her mouth shut.
And I don't want to take the beating I know is coming to me.
Two bowed his head, awaiting a beating that never came.
He's pretty set on beating your butt for sheriff.
Heart beating fast, she descended the stairs in the marble foyer, listening.
Her heart was beating fast, her palms sweaty.
They began beating against their cell walls, and the lights flickered again.
Kiki didn't knock the door down as he could, instead beating loudly enough for the sound to drift down the road.
"You've spent a pretty miserable two weeks beating yourself and taking responsibility for her death," Cynthia said, placing a consoling hand on her husband's arm.
The beating of the rotators died, replaced by creaking and scraping of metal.
The sun was beating down on me as I sat on the stoop waiting for Mrs. Armstrong to pick me up.
That's only one of the details I've got to work on while I'm beating my body into shape over the next two weeks.
The crowd cheers her on as Ellen accomplishes the task of beating the state record in the 100-meter backstroke.
The drums were beating, the fifes were playing.
The town seemed very still; but now and then he could hear the beating of a drum or the shouting of some soldier.
It was so close to the sea that those who lived in it could hear the waves forever beating against the shore.
They fly hither and thither in my thought like blind birds beating the air with ineffectual wings.
I shall never forget how the fury of battle throbbed in my veins--it seemed as if the tumultuous beating of my heart would stop my breath.
Would the heart, overweighted with sudden joy, stop beating for very excess of happiness?
Denisov sat down by the old ladies and, leaning on his saber and beating time with his foot, told them something funny and kept them amused, while he watched the young people dancing, Iogel with Natasha, his pride and his best pupil, were the first couple.
With bated breath and beating heart he moved toward the Rhetor (by which name the brother who prepared a seeker for entrance into the Brotherhood was known).
Don't you understand that it is as mean as beating an old man or a child?...
Another who wished to gain some advantage would attract the Emperor's attention by loudly advocating the very thing the Emperor had hinted at the day before, and would dispute and shout at the council, beating his breast and challenging those who did not agree with him to duels, thereby proving that he was prepared to sacrifice himself for the common good.
At this rate they will soon begin beating us.
On the square in front of the Bazaar were drummers beating the muster call.
It seemed to her that something heavy was beating rhythmically against all the walls of the room: it was her own heart, sinking with alarm and terror and overflowing with love.
Infantry regiments, we are told, advanced to the attack with music and with drums beating, and killed and lost thousands of men.
"Then stop beating your head," he advised.
The storm beating against the windows had shut down the power; the hall was lit by candles and makeshift torches.
Coldness, then the sound of the storm beating the building around him.
I don't have a prayer of beating you.
Beating his wings so hard they hurt, he rose into the sky and soared around the small island, finally spotting three lone figures in small valley not too far from the Sanctuary.
Dorothy was surprised to find how patient the people were, for her own little heart was beating rapidly with excitement.
I had the same feeling once before when I first stood by the great ocean and felt its waves beating against the shore.
All I know is that I wanted them to stop beating me.