The first thing I was aware of was the slow, rhythmic beating of a heart.
A computer simulation shows the spiral-shaped electrical waves that can interfere with the heart's normal beating .
Even the ones who threatened a wobbly lower lip and adulterous quick beating of the heart proved to be a thorough anti-climax.
The submission of Clopton to his beating was symbolic of the defeat the Confederacy would suffer in less than a year.
A gunshot wound on the man's left arm did not appear sufficiently serious to have caused his death - the likely cause was internal bleeding following a beating .
I clambered over to him and rested my head on his chest, silently listening to the soft rhythmic beating of his heart as he absently ran his hand through my hair.
He assumes that the policemen can hear the old man's heart beating, even though only he can hear this beating of his own heart.
The soul of the samurai was judged for forty-nine days, and punished with a beating if his answers were not satisfactory to the ears of the fierce judge.
torture methods included beating
It was indeed a battle for the fittest and reputations did take a severe beating once the competitions gained momentum.