01. She finally left her husband after he [battered] her in a drunken rage.
02. The neighbors believe the child is being [battered], and have notified social services.
03. There are too many [battered] wives and children in this country who live in daily terror of their beatings.
04. The [battering] stopped for a short period after her husband was ordered to undergo counseling, but soon recommenced.
05. The town has been [battered] by high winds for days.
06. The ship was washed ashore after being [battered] by the waves for days on end.
07. The victim was [battered] unconscious and left for dead.
08. The surface of the moon has been heavily [battered] by meteorites over a period of millions of years.
09. The young girl's [battered] body was found in the bushes by a stroller at a local park.
10. A storm has been [battering] the coastline with waves up to ten feet high.
11. He [battered] the door with his fists and screamed obscenities.
12. The vegetables are dipped in [batter] and fried in oil.
13. The [batter] on my fish was too greasy and made me feel sick.
14. He drives a [battered] old car that he bought for $300.
15. We put some fresh blueberries and raspberries in the pancake [batter], and the kids just loved it.
16. At my son's baseball camp, they had a device that pitched balls at the [batters] to help them practice hitting.
17. The next [batter] is Henry Foster, a good little player who has gotten a homerun in five of his last seven games.
18. Chief Justice Robert Wilentz has noted that the common characteristics of a [battered] wife include her inability to leave despite such constant beatings.
19. Robert Kahn described the sport of boxing as smoky halls and kidneys [battered] until they bleed.
20. Alice Miller has noted that [battered] children grow up to be mothers and fathers who beat their offspring because they find it difficult to empathize with others.
21. Alfred, Lord Tennyson wrote of [battering] the gates of heaven with storms of prayer.

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