A battered old car. From Wordnet, Princeton University.
His battered old hat. From Wordnet, Princeton University.
A battered child. From Wordnet, Princeton University.
Verb (used with object) : Rough roads had battered the car. High winds were battering the coast. From Dictionary.com.
At length some determined hand again battered at the door. From Wordnik.com. [John Halifax, Gentleman] Reference
In Senegal, people careened through the capital of Dakar in battered old cars, celebrating. From Wordnik.com. [USATODAY.com - World Cup newcomers move on] Reference
Both may seem a bit stressed and battered from the outside but the inside was stronger and more beautiful than ever. From Wordnik.com. [The Sweetest Thing? - SpouseBUZZ] Reference
The trial is testing the limits of the so-called battered-child-syndrome defense. From Wordnik.com. [TIME.com: Top Stories] Reference
They would call the battered women's shelter, if they had that kind of knowledge. From Wordnik.com. [This Was Called War at One Time] Reference
Lately it is rare not to see Ozil's name battered around the transfer sections of BBC. From Wordnik.com. [Soccer Blogs - latest posts] Reference
What's changed to turn what the president described as a battered organization into a serious threat?. From Wordnik.com. [CNN Transcript Sep 5, 2006] Reference
20080606 Farm Welbekend circuitously Bronkhorstspruit again battered by 6 armed men, rustic kidnapped htt!. From Wordnik.com. [Hot Board: Censorbugbear reports...: Murders on farms and ...] Reference
80Historians have suggested several possible reasons for the decline in battered women's activism at this time. From Wordnik.com. ['Trivial Complaints:' The Role of Privacy in Domestic Violence Law and Activism in the U.S.] Reference
What is this, some kind of battered Democratic voter syndrome?. From Wordnik.com. [TWO TIMING JOE] Reference
Costa Mesa resident Armida Thomson calls her battered 1989 Ford Taurus her. From Wordnik.com. Reference
Ignoring for the moment the "battered" part, he's not much older than you, correct?. From Wordnik.com. ["He's totally eclipsed. Nothing he says is going to be important for anything that happens in the next 12 months. The speech is a nonevent."] Reference
HEMMER: We kind of battered that thing around for three hours yesterday, did we not?. From Wordnik.com. [CNN Transcript Aug 5, 2004] Reference
Mr. Bernanke highlighted what he called the "battered" shape of state and local budgets. From Wordnik.com. [Fed Mulls Symbolic Shift] Reference
Killigrew was determined to be different, and so, like Burns, "battered" himself into love. From Wordnik.com. [Secret Bread] Reference
As the Mrs. Fields press release states, this time McCain is being "battered" about, indeed!. From Wordnik.com. [Discourse.net: Breaking: McCain Replaces Palin on Ticket] Reference
Snob, lines like the "battered" pedaling missing the point again, is why this blog is so priceless. From Wordnik.com. [Blizzard of Odd: Pedaling to the Bitter End] Reference
Lee Enterprises was "battered" even before the economy was in the dumpster. From Wordnik.com. [InMuscatine] Reference
Four people were shot and another person was "battered," according to police. From Wordnik.com. [chicagotribune.com -] Reference
And yet, I continue on, like some kind of battered house wife who repeats over and over again. From Wordnik.com. [Supersonicsoul - The Sonics Blog!] Reference
They "battered" the back doors of the homes of the citizens until the back doors became unresponsive. From Wordnik.com. [My Life in the Underworld - A Reminiscence and a Confession] Reference
You may know us, however, by our stout boots, the kind of battered hats we wear, and our disregard of puddles. From Wordnik.com. [Chimney-Pot Papers] Reference
Just from working with Jonathan's Place, I see a lot of kind of battered kids go in there, looking for shelter. From Wordnik.com. [Yahoo! Sports - Top News] Reference
WADE: ... called battered wife syndrome. From Wordnik.com. [CNN Transcript Sep 21, 2009] Reference
Many live in homeless and battered-women's shelters. From Wordnik.com. [Joy—And Need—At Operation Breakthrough] Reference
In 1992, she had turned for help to battered-women specialist Susan Forward. From Wordnik.com. ['Looking Forward To Being Nicole.'] Reference
But it's not clear a financially battered populace would make such distinctions. From Wordnik.com. [The Green Land Grab] Reference
He wanted to avoid a trial; the photos of a battered Nicole would not look good in the tabloids. From Wordnik.com. [Day & Night] Reference
"I bought it at a fair when I was 7 or 8," she says, pulling the battered paperback off a shelf. From Wordnik.com. [A Writer Who Beat The Odds] Reference
The World Cup offers a welcome distraction for a country battered by economic and political woes. From Wordnik.com. [Mano A Mano] Reference
A law professor, Kostunica still drives a battered Yugo and spends his holidays in a modest cottage. From Wordnik.com. [The Man Who Isn't Slobo] Reference
With his economy battered by international sanctions, Milosevic has now become a bully in the cause of peace. From Wordnik.com. [Shipping Out] Reference
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