Repeatedly, during three terrible days, they swarmed up the little Malakoff hill, and were beaten back
with terrible slaughter.
But the hero of heroes was Prince Bagration, distinguished by his Schon Grabern affair and by the retreat from Austerlitz, where he alone had withdrawn his column unbroken and had all day beaten back
an enemy force twice as numerous as his own.
The Trojan chieftains, moreover, many and valiant, came about him with their spears, so that he dared not stay; great, brave and valiant though he was, they drove him from them and he was beaten back
And yet the Spaniards "were still repulsed, again and again, and at all times beaten back
into their own ships, or into the seas.
on to the deck of his own vessel, and closely followed by a dozen Englishmen, he disengaged himself from them, ran swiftly down the deck, sprang back into the cog once more, cut the rope which held the anchor, and was back in an instant among his crossbow-men.
Without any effort of his will, or power to restrain himself, he shrieked aloud: an outcry that went pealing through the night, and was beaten back
from one house to another, and reverberated from the hills in the background; as if a company of devils, detecting so much misery and terror in it, had made a plaything of the sound, and were bandying it to and fro.
I can readily believe that the water would be fairly beaten back
out of the deepest channel, and then, returning with an overwhelming force, would whirl about huge masses of rock like so much chaff.
Number Thirteen could have beaten back
many of the reinforcing party before they reached the deck, but he did not care to do so.
Was it not this Dracula, indeed, who inspired that other of his race who in a later age again and again brought his forces over the great river into Turkeyland, who, when he was beaten back
, came again, and again, though he had to come alone from the bloody field where his troops were being slaughtered, since he knew that he alone could ultimately triumph