Iraq is a sobering lesson in what happens when a battered al Qaeda movement gets a second chance.
Chris Brown wants to know who leaked photos of Rihanna's battered face after his alleged attack.
Wednesday for the first time since February, battered by bad news from abroad that the markets would normally shrug off.
The business that generated the family fortune has been battered by economic downturn and technological change.
The Democrats seem dazed and confused, unsure what to do after the electoral mugging that left them battered and bruised.
The boys affectionate heart is plainly discernible in the man, tried and battered as he was by the world.
Dimly as she passed below I could see how old she was, how worn and battered by the waves.
Their skulls were battered in as if by some heavy iron instrument; their faces were beaten into a pulp.
The plate was bright with wear, and the walnut of the stock was battered and dull with age.
Mr. Dale had produced a battered caddy, and soon the fumes of gin and tea mingled amicably together.
"strike repeatedly, beat violently and rapidly," early 14c., from Old French batre "to beat, strike" (11c., Modern French battre "to beat, to strike"), from Latin battuere "to beat, strike," an old word in Latin, but almost certainly borrowed from Gaulish, from PIE root *bhau- "to strike" (cf. Welsh bathu "beat;" Old English beadu "battle," beatan "to beat," bytl "hammer, mallet"). Began to be widely used 1962 in reference to domestic abuse. Related: Battered; battering. Battering-ram is an ancient weapon (Latin aries), but the word attested only from 1610s.
"flour, eggs, and milk beaten together," late 14c., from Old French batteure "a beating," from Latin battuere "to beat, knock" (see batter (v.)).