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beat “on,” to be busy on, to hammer on: “Do not infest your mind with beating on The strangeness,” THE TEMPEST, v. 1. 246 ; “thine eyes and thoughts Beat on a crown,” 2 HENRY VI., ii. 1. 20 ; “Whereon his brains still beating,” HAMLET, iii. 1. 174 ; “this her mind beats upon,” THE TWO NOBLE KINSMEN, iv. 3. 79.

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    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 3.1
    • William Shakespeare, The Second Part of Henry VI, 2.1
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